Petrochemical and Refineries

Fluor Works on Petrochemical and Refinery Projects for Reliance

05/08/2012 | Editor: Dominik Stephan

Fluor was selected to work on several petrochemical assets in India's refinery capital Jamnagar.
Fluor was selected to work on several petrochemical assets in India's refinery capital Jamnagar. ( Source: Wikimedia Commons )

Reliance Industries has appointed Texan based Fluor with project management services at its its world scale Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Western India, wehere the company plans one of the largest coke gasification facilities worldwide.

Mumbai/India – Fluor's scope includes the project management for several world-scale petroleum coke gasification units, refinery off-gas crackers and downstream petrochemical plants, a captive power plant but also additional utilities and offsite installations, company speakers confirmed. The completed gasification project will gasify petroleum coke to produce fuel and hydrogen for the expanded refinery and petrochemical complexes and captive power plant as well as feedstock for future chemicals production.

20 Years Experience in India

"These two contract awards that will support Reliance Industries' next phase of growth in India are also important milestones for Fluor, but most of all, I am truly excited about our relationship with this very important client," said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor's Energy & Chemicals Group. "Fluor's global project execution capability coupled with close to 20 years of growing our engineering and technical talent in New Delhi have positioned us for this key project in India. Reliance is a global player in the energy and petrochemical industries and we are poised to successfully deliver value-added projects to meet their capital expansion and operational objectives."

Jamnagar, nicknamed the "Oil City of India" is of major importance for the country's oil and petrochemical industry. There, Reliance not only operates the world's largest oil refinery but also several petrochemical assets. Only recently, the company joined forces with Russian Sibur to build the world's fourth biggest butyl rubber production at Jamnagar.

More about the booming oil and gas industry of Asia? Read also Refinery Markets Boom in Asia–Pacific.

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