After completing mega expansion, RIL doubles ethylene capacity to 4 mt

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has commissioned the world’s largest off-gas cracker facility at its Jamnagar complex.

The commissioning of the cracker plant increases RIL’s combined ethylene capacity to close to 4 million metric tonne per annum at its five sites.

The company said that with this, Jamnagar in Gujarat has also become home to the world’s largest operating refinery off-gas cracker.

“The world’s first ROGC and downstream plants marks a paradigm shift in profitability and sustainability of our petchem business as the complex deeply integrates our feedstock, reducing cost massively. This expansion once again showcases our competitive advantage in efficient execution of complex projects,” chairman Mukesh Ambani said in a statement.

“The new facility is the world’s first ever and the largest refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) complex of 1.5 mmtpa capacity along with downstream plants and utilities,” RIL said in a statement and added: “This is the largest ever expansion of RIL’s petrochemicals portfolio, and is also the last leg of the multi-billion dollar capex cycle, which was also one the largest capex programmes globally in the sector in recent times.”

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