12 October 2007 10:19 [Source: ICIS news]
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--India’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will build the world’s largest integrated combined cycle coke gasification complex (IGCC) with a capacity of 6m tonnes/year at Jamnagar in Gujarat by 2012, chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Friday.
"This complex will gasify all the petroleum coke from the refinery, adding to its complexity, even more bottom-of-the barrel upgradation and further value addition," he added.
"The strategy of building strength in India first and then leveraging it to build a global business can be seen in the petrochemicals business as well," Ambani said.
In line with this strategy, Reliance has merged with Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL) and more than doubled its ethylene capacity to 1.6m tonnes/year.
Reliance's new petrochemical complex at Jamnagar will be the largest in the world, with a capacity of 2m tonnes/year of olefins and matching downstream capacities, Ambani said. Ethylene capacity will double to 3.2m tonnes/year, he added.
"It would also be one of the most competitive ethylene crackers in the world, given its unique design and configuration based on refinery off-gases as primary feedstock," Ambani said.
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