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RPL refinery achieves 90% overall progress
Apr '08
Reliance Petroleum Limited (“RPL”) has marched ahead rapidly during the quarter and achieved 90% overall progress in implementation of its complex refinery, coming up in a Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar.

RPL has mobilised sufficient site infrastructure to sustain construction on fast track even in the coming quarters. RPL expects to complete the refinery ahead of schedule.

During the quarter, RPL surpassed several significant milestones, including completion of engineering, procurement and contracting activities, near completion of equipment deliveries and rapid progress on equipment installations at site.

The significant milestones achieved during the quarter include the following:
• Overall procurement progress at 99%; Activity in the close-out mode already.
• Deliveries and installation of over dimensional cargos (ODC) and super ODCs completed.
• Overall construction progress nearing 80% mark for the complex.
• Start-up planning and operations preparedness activities gained significant momentum.

The quarter witnessed successful completion of project engineering activities with only residual engineering activities continuing to support ongoing construction at site.

RPL has achieved rapid progress on the procurement front as well. Procurement and contracting activities for all required equipments and bulk materials have been completed.

Deliveries of key equipments and their installations gained significant momentum during the quarter. RPL has received 5,350 equipments, including several over dimensional cargos (ODCs) and super heavy equipments from vendors across the world.

With this, 93% of equipments are already at site. Deliveries of bulk materials, including pipes, fittings as well as electrical and instrumentation bulks matched the pace of equipment deliveries and their installation at site.

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