New Delhi: Reliance Industries will begin test runs of its new export-oriented refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat in the next few days and may commission it within a months time.
“Test runs will begin in next few days,” a top company official said.
Reliance Petroleum, a unit of RIL, is setting up the 580,000 barrels per day (29 million ton) refinery in a Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar at a cost of $6 billion.
The new refinery is likely to repeat the 1999 commissioning of RIL’s existing 660,000 bpd (33 million tons) refinery at an adjacent site to the new unit. “We could reach full capacity within a days of starting production,” the official said.
“We will commission in phases and if everything goes well we hope to repeat the first refinery’s commissioning which was done in days because we did not have any problem,” the official said.
Various units of the refinery will be commissioned step by step and full commissioning may take less than a month time.
“Initially, we will produce Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel and will upgrade to Euro-V once more complicated units like DHDS are commissioned,” he added.
The official, however, refused to put a date to the commissioning.
Fuel from the refinery will be mostly exported to the US and Europe.