(EnergyAsia, May 10 2012, Thursday) — US engineering company Fluor Corporation said it has been selected by India’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to provide project management services for the expansion of its world-scale Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat state.

Flour said it will work on Reliance’s petroleum coke gasification units, refinery off-gas cracker and downstream petrochemical plants, a captive power plant, and associated utilities and offsites.

One of the plants will gasify petroleum coke to produce fuel and hydrogen for the expanded refinery and petrochemical complexes, the captive power plant as well as feedstock for future chemicals production.

RIL’s investment in the expansion of energy and petrochemicals projects represents one of the largest such investments globally. The proposed coke gasification facility is also among the largest such projects ever built.

“These two contract awards that will support Reliance Industries’ next phase of growth in India are also important milestones for Fluor,” said Peter Oosterveer, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Group.

“Fluor’s global project execution capability coupled with close to 20 years of growing our engineering and technical talent in New Delhi have positioned us for this key project in India. Reliance is a global player in the energy and petrochemical industries and we are poised to successfully deliver value-added projects to meet their capital expansion and operational objectives.”