A fire broke out at the refinery site of Reliance Industries in Gujarat today morning. However there was no hit to the production, a statement by the company has said. The incident occured at the company’s fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU), a gasoline-making unit, at the 660,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery, which was under maintenance, the Reuters have quoted a source from the company as saying under condition of anonymity.
Reliance, which is controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, has two advanced refineries at Jamnagar district of the state that can process 1.2 million bpd of crude oil jointly. The part of the refinery where the the accident occurred was in the domestic tariff area (DTA) of the refinery site. The second 540,000 bpd refinery is in the special economic zone of the refinery site.
The company confirmed the there was a fire in one of its units which was under planned maintenance in the DTA refinery. “While the Reliance fire brigade extinguished the fire swiftly, this has resulted in injuries to 8 contract workers, who are being provided necessary medical treatment,” the statement said, and added that all operations of the refinery remained normal. However, a report has claimed that at least 8 people were injured in the incident, who have been rushed to a nearby hospital.