Reliance Petroleum’s Jamnagar Refinery is one of the world’s largest greenfield oil refining complexes. It has capacity to treat more than one million barrels of oil per day.
As part of this operation, the Jamnagar Sulfur Complex converts hydrogen sulfide, which has to be extracted during the refining of crude oil to meet fuel quality standards, producing a marketable form of sulfur. To meet growing demand, Reliance needed to expand the complex.
Black & Veatch did more than just help Reliance meet its goals in that area. The company worked round the clock to cut project completion time by as much as 20 percent.
Reliance and Black & Veatch had successfully teamed up to install the three original sulfur processing units. The scope of the expansion work included a new 3 x 675 metric tons per day (Mt/d) cold bed absorption (CBA) sulfur recovery unit (SRU) and new common 2,025 Mt/d tail gas treating unit (TGTU). The expanded complex has a total sulfur processing nominal capacity of 6 x 675 tons per day.