When Bechtel completed the Reliance Jamnagar complex in 2000, it was the largest refinery and petrochemicals complex ever built from the ground up. Now it's even bigger, and lays claim to being the world's largest oil-refining hub. It is the largest industrial project ever implemented by the Indian corporate sector.
We finished a second refinery, adjacent to the first in the West India state of Gujarat, in 2008, nearly doubling the facility's capacity to more than 1.2 million barrels per day. Bechtel and its worldwide team completed this massive project in a record time of less than three years.
The gasoline and diesel produced at Jamnagar is for export, predominantly to the United States and Europe. In addition to the fuels produced by the original refinery, it increased production of polypropylene, which is used to create such products as fibers, films, and household plastic goods.