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Fire-hit hydrotreater unit restarted - RIL

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) today said the fire-hit hydrotreater unit of the Jamnagar Refinery in Gujarat commenced normal operations from December 1.

The VGO Hydrotreater II unit was shut down in view of the fire that occurred on October 25 this year and the damaged portion of this unit was refurbished, within a record time of 35 days, the company said in a statement.

The company said the unit was now running at full capacity of 6,60,000 bpd.

RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said, ''I compliment the Reliance team at Jamnagar Refinery for once again demonstrating exemplary performance by restarting the VGO Hydrotreater II unit in such a short time and for ensuring normal operations at the refinery including continued supply of LPG in an uninterrupted manner through the period of the shut down.'' Hydrotreaters remove sulphur and nitrogen compounds from oil products and play a crucial role in upgrading refinery feedstock.

However, the refinery has sustained normal production through out the entire period of the shutdown.

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