Jamnagar Refinery Expansion Project


Bechtel for Reliance Industries


2005 - 2008



A grassroot refinery, adjacent to the existing refinery, was designed to provide an additional 580,000 BPSD capacity to the existing Jamnagar Refinery currently supplying 660,000 BPSD at the time. On completion in 2008, this became the largest refinery in the world.

Bechtel provided project management, engineering, procurement and construction coordination services for a $6.0 billion project that was designed to increase the overall capacity of the Jamnagar Refinery to 1,200,000 barrels per day by building a new refinery complex adjacent to the existing refinery.  Major components of the new facility included:

  • Clean fuels
  • Alkylation
  • Crude
  • Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC)
  • Aromatics
  • Olefins Complexes
  • Marine Facilities
  • Power Plant 
Reliance wished to implement the project on a “super fast-track” basis by intelligently duplicating current Jamnagar processing units wherever possible. Bechtel’s project management team in London coordinated the work being executed in Houston, New Delhi, Frederick and Toronto as well as at Reliance Design Centers located in Jamnagar and Mumbai. Working as a multi-office project execution team with Bechtel, Bantrel provided detailed engineering design including:
  • 65,000 BPSD Heavy Naphtha Hydrotreater
  • 85,000 BPSD Continuous Catalyst Regenerator Platformer
  • 25,000 BPSD Coker Naphtha Hydrotreater
  • 30,000 BPSD Kerosene Hydrotreater

Services Provided

  • Engineering
  • Procurement
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