Fluor Corporation announced that it was selected by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to perform project management services for its projects to be executed at its world-scale Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex on the west coast of India in Gujarat.
In addition to assisting RIL in project management, Fluor will also perform engineering and procurement services for the pet coke gasification project. The contract amounts were booked in the first quarter of 2012.
RIL's investment in the expansion of energy and petrochemicals projects represents one of the largest such investments globally. The proposed coke gasification facility is also among the largest such projects ever built.
"These two contract awards that will support Reliance Industries' next phase of growth in India are also important milestones for Fluor, but most of all, I am truly excited about our relationship with this very important client," said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor's Energy & Chemicals Group. "Fluor's global project execution capability coupled with close to 20 years of growing our engineering and technical talent in New Delhi have positioned us for this key project in India. Reliance is a global player in the energy and petrochemical industries and we are poised to successfully deliver value-added projects to meet their capital expansion and operational objectives."
The scope of the project management services to be provided by Fluor includes several world-scale units including petroleum coke gasification units, refinery off-gas cracker and downstream petrochemical plants, a captive power plant, and associated utilities and offsites.
The completed gasification project will gasify petroleum coke to produce fuel and hydrogen for the expanded refinery and petrochemical complexes and captive power plant as well as feedstock for future chemicals production.