RIL (Reliance Industries Limited)’s Jamnagar refinery is listed as one among the world’s top five manufacturing units. The Discovery Channel will outline world’s top five largest factories:Reliance’s Jamnagar Refinery, Volswagen ‘s car plant, Kitt Green Foods plant, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, POSCO ‘s steel plant.
This listing was done based on factors including the largest building, complex size, employee strength, annual production in tonnage and initial investment. The release also announced Jamnagar refinery as the number one manufacturing units judging on these parameters. These five units were shortlisted among over 70 lakh manufacturing units worldwide. After short-listing these five companies, the channel embarked on a fine toothcomb analysis where it verified and analyzed their findings with the help of a comprehensive questionnaire.
The team in fact stopped at Jamnagar, stayed there for 3 days to study and shoot the entire key sub – sites like the jetty, pipe ranks, tank firms,and took some aerial shots of the huge complex. They have also shot the interiors of RIL’s national operations control center (NOC).
Mukesh Ambani owned Jamnagar Refinery, commissioned on 14thJuly , 1999 has an installing capacity of 668, 000 barrels per day. It is built to refine different types of crude oil (sour crude, sweet crude, and a mixture of both) and is also equipped to manufacture different grades of fuel from motor gasoline to Aviation Turbine fuel (ATF). It was created in a record time of less than three years and will always remain a memorable experience for the country’s largest private sector, RIL.
Previously, The British Safety Council in London awardedReliance’s SEZ refinery at Jamnagar with the ‘Globe of Honor award’ for its proficiency in environmental management. RIL’s refinery was awarded with this prestigious award for its culture of best practice for health and safety throughout the business. Right from the boardroom to the shop floor, everything was taken into consideration. The British Safety Council is a global health, safety, and environmental charity. It has been a forerunner of workplace health and safety for the last fifty years.
News is that the company intends to raise its capacity with its twin refineries. It also plans to set up a petroleum coke gasification product to produce synthetic gas, replacing the exorbitant LPG at its refinery. It is eyeing on refinery configuration, with the objective of producing more value added products.