Jamnagar complex represents the largest industrial
project ever implemented in the Indian corporate
The Jamnagar manufacturing
complex is a fully integrated manufacturing
complex, with a petroleum refinery complex,
an aromatics/petrochemical complex, a power
generation complex, a port and terminal complex,
as well as access to a pipeline network.
This high degree
of integration at the Jamnagar complex allows
for feedstock and product linkages that will
lead to higher efficiencies and enhanced value
on the north-west coast of India, the integrated
refinery-cum-petrochemicals complex of Reliance
is located in the state of Gujarat at village
Motikhavdi, Taluka - Lalpur, District - Jamnagar.
complex being about 815 kilometers by road away
from Mumbai and approximately 25 kilometers
from the city of Jamnagar is located in proximity
to the Gulf of Kutch, a sheltered bay close
to the Middle-East crude oil sources.
entire Jamnagar complex consisting of manufacturing
and allied facilities such as utilities and
offsites, port facilities and a township for
the employees sprawls over more than 7,500 acres.
the complex were to be located in Mumbai or
London, its area would have covered more than
half of these metropolises.
entire Jamnagar complex entailed a total investment
of about Rs.25, 000 crores (or about
US$ 6 billions).
of Jamnagar complex
in a record time of less than three years,
the Jamnagar complex will always remain a very
special experience for us: a project of titanic
proportions that took, for its completion, millions
of engineering man-hours spread over many international
engineering offices, hundreds of thousands of
tonnes in equipment and material procured from
leading suppliers all over the globe, highly
advanced construction equipment of unbelievable
sizes, construction workforce of over 75,000
working round the clock for months, a great
number of innovative techniques of project execution
and the project management expertise of Reliance
painstakingly acquired over the past several
size of the Jamnagar complex is perhaps
better appreciated through the following
structural steel tonnage required
for completing the complex is sufficient
to construct nineteen Eiffel towers.
cement concrete used for completing
the complex is sufficient to create
ten buildings like the Empire
length of pipelines in the complex would be
adequate to link the northern and the southern
tips of India or Seattle with Miami.
length of power and control cables in the
complex, about 14,000 kilometers, could link
the eastern and the western parts of India
six times over or cover the coastline
of the USA.
roads in the complex would connect Mumbai
with Pune, a distance of 150 kilometers
or Los Angeles
with San Diego.
Jamnagar complex primarily consists of a 27
million tonnes per annum refinery of RPL that
is fully integrated with downstream petrochemicals
units of RIL which manufacture naphtha-based
aromatics as well as propylene- based polymers.
equipped with facilities for meeting the captive
energy requirements in the form of power and
steam, the complex is well supported by world-class
logistics and port facilities.
refinery complex at Jamnagar consists of more
than 50 process units which together process
the basic feedstock, crude oil, to obtain various
finished products deploying the following major
oil distillation (Atmospheric as well as vacuum
cracking (Fluidised Catalytic Cracker )
reforming (Platforming )
following simplified schematic diagram shows
how crude oil is refined to obtain various finished
features of the refinery complex :
refinery configuration is characterised by its
superior product slate compared to other refineries.
Two important features in this regard are :
proportion of high-value products such as
propylene and LPG ( adding to over 10% on
crude processed as compared to 2-3% for other
production of low-value "black oils" - fuel
oil ( compared to 12-20% on crude processed
for other refineries) under normal circumstances.
process units of the Jamnagar complex are based
on the State of the Art technologies. Some of
the major such technologies are:
Catalytic Cracking Unit
Foster Wheeler Inc.
Black & Veatch Pritchard
Linde A G
|* (Selective Hydrogenation Process
/ Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether)
process units in the Jamnagar complex, the largest
grass-roots refinery complex in the world, are
of world-scale sizes.
fact some of the process units are the largest
operating units in the world. A few examples
Catalytic Cracking unit
(Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether) unit
complex includes a self-contained township,
appropriately named as Reliance Greens, for
over 2,500 of the employees and their families.
over 415 acres of land, the township has been
designed to provide the best possible residential,
educational and recreational facilities to the
township includes fully furnished housing for
the employees ,as well as a medical centre,
school, playgrounds, temple, community centers,
health centers, banks, mall/supermarket, gas
station, parks, swimming pool, a golf course,
tennis courts etc.