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Reliance achieves design capacity at new ROGC complex in India

January 12/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) said it has successfully commissioned and achieved design throughput at the "world's first ever and largest" refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) complex in Jamnagar, India, as per Apic-online.

The 1.5-million-t/y cracker, which increases RIL's total ethylene capacity to almost 4-million t/y, uses off-gases from its two refineries at Jamnagar as feedstock.

Ethylene from the ROGC is used to produce monoethylene glycol, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and LDPE at RIL's new recently commissioned units, while propylene from the ROGC has enhanced polypropylene (PP) output of the existing PP plants at the complex.

"This innovative approach of integration with refineries provides a sustainable cost advantage, making ROGC competitive with respect to the crackers in (the) Middle East and North America, which have feedstock cost advantage," the company explained.

The ROGC and downstream plants "marks a paradigm shift in the profitability and sustainability of RIL's petrochemicals business," noted RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D. Ambani.

As MRC informed before, in February 2016, RIL was awarded a contract worth Rs. 100 crore to Petron Engineering Construction Ltd for its LLDPE plant in Gujarat. The LLDPE plant is part of RIL's J-3 project in Jamnagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Reliance Industries is one of the world's largest producers of polymers. Thus, the company produces among others polypropylene, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, LDPE, ethylene, petrochemistry, Reliance Industries, India.
Category:General News
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