RPL's refinery project at Jamnagar SEZ to be completed by Dec-2008

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New Delhi, Oct 16 (UNI) Reliance Petroleum Ltd today said it was optimistic of completing the refinery project at Special Economic Zone(SEZ) in Jamnagar by December 2008.

''The RPL team is fully geared up and motivated to commission the refinery ahead of its initial schedule of December 2008,'' company's Chairman Mukesh Ambani said.

Engineering is nearing completion with all drawings for concreting, structural steel and underground piping and over 90 per cent of electrical and instrumentation released for construction.

This phenomenal engineering progress was achieved within 22 months, a company statement said.

Procurement and contracting for equipments, tagged items and bulk materials is complete. There is a barrage of equipment deliveries at site, with over 1,000 equipments, including several critical and long lead heavy equipments delivered during the quarter alone. With this, over 50 per cent of all equipments / tagged items required for the project have already been received at site.

Nearly all the bulk materials, including pipes and fittings for the project as well as substantial part of electrical and instrumentation bulks have also been delivered at site.

The construction activities have also peaked with aggregate volume of concrete poured at the project site crossing the 1.5 million cubic meter mark during the quarter. Most of the civil work is complete. Over 20 per cent of equipments are installed and over 40 per cent of project scope for pipe laying and erection is complete, the statement added.

Underground piping is nearing closeout. Nearly 75 er cent of structural steel fabrication, 85 per cent of tankage fabrication and over 60 per cent of pipe fabrication work has also been completed.

UNI

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