Earlier in December 2016, RIL had announced successful commissioning of the first phase comprising train 1 of PX plant. Train 2 as part of second phase has been commissioned earlier this month and the last train 3, is at an advanced stage of commissioning and will begin production later this quarter.
This plant is built with crystallisation technology from BP which is highly energy efficient. With the commissioning of this plant, RIL’s PX capacity will be more than double. Reliance will emerge as the world’s second largest producer of PX with about 11 percent of global production
The cracker project has a unique configuration as this plant is tightly integrated with RIL’s refineries and will use refinery off-gases as feedstock. The project comprises 1.5 MMTPA ethylene cracker along with downstream facilities for producing LDPE, LLDPE and MEG. This cracker will have one of the lowest cost positions globally. Additionally, flexibility to crack propane will help optimise feed mix further in a volatile market environment. Reliance Industries has completed installation of cracker and downstream projects at Jamnagar in the previous quarter and pre-commissioning and start-up activities are in full swing. Read More..