Reliance Industries Limited

End customer

Reliance Industries Ltd.


Jamnagar, India

Project name

Export Refinery Project

General project description

The Jamnagar Refinery is a private sector crude oil refinery owned by Reliance Industries in Jamnagar, India. The refinery was commissioned in July 1999 with an installed capacity of 661,000 barrels per day (105.100 m³/d).

The massive expansion of the refinery, located in a special economic zone at Jamnagar, started in October 2005. It was successfully commissioned in December 2008. With the completion of the refinery, Jamnagar has emerged as the ‘Refining Hub of the World’ boasting the largest refining complex with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels of oil per day in any single location in the world.

Project scope

  • Task: Engineering in cooperation with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) based on Bechtel Design, delivery by INDUSTRONIC and commissioning by our partner in India
  • System: Intercom and public address system with highly sophisticated interface to a Honeywell fire & gas alarm system
  • Scope of delivery/details:
    • 1 INTRON-D main system with 6 INTRON-D sub systems linked together via a dual-run fiber-optic cable network
    • 50 central master intercom stations in the main control room
    • Approximately 1700 explosion-proof speakers fed by 28 distributed digital power ampli-fier cabinets with an installed power of 67000 W
  • Schedule: The purchase order was placed in mid 2007 and delivery completed by April 2008, the commissioning was successfully completed in 2010
  • Parties involved in the project: Engineered and designed directly with the end customer and with on-site support from our local partner Dee-Em Systems, Mumbai

Special features

The individual intercom and PA/GA systems for the independent plants are interconnected via glass fiber networks. Within the plants the independent communication, warning and general alarm system is coordinated via local master intercom stations. Cross-plant communication, as well as warning and alarming, is realized by the central master intercom stations. Furthermore, it is possible to activate more than 500 warnings via the fire and gas interface.