We have provided over 55,000 MT to varied State governments free of value, it says
The Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) mentioned it has ramped up its production of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from zero to 1000 MT per day which constitutes greater than 11% of the nation’s whole medical grade liquid oxygen production.
Since the starting of the pandemic in March 2020, the corporate has provided over 55,000 MT of medical liquid oxygen to varied State governments free of value, it mentioned. Its Chairman & Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is supervising the production and supplies from Jamnagar, it mentioned.
“In addition to the production of high-quality medical grade liquid oxygen, the other challenge has been to quickly overcome the transportation bottleneck in its supply to various parts of the country. This necessitated increasing the loading capacity for its safe and quick transportation,” the corporate mentioned.
To obtain this, its engineers made good logistical modifications to rail and street transport, akin to laying parallel traces, utilizing hoses, and loading up liquid tankers by stress differential, since liquid oxygen pumps can’t be put in at brief discover, it mentioned.
The firm additionally transformed nitrogen tankers into transport vehicles for medical grade oxygen, by modern and protected processes that have been authorized by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO), the regulatory physique.
It additionally organised the airlifting of 24 ISO containers to India from Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Thailand which have been sourced from Saudi Aramco and BP, thus including 500 MT of extra transportation capability. More such containers are being organised, it mentioned.
“There is an immediate need to maximise India’s production and transportation capacities for medical grade oxygen. I am proud of our engineers at Jamnagar who have worked tirelessly, with a great sense of patriotic urgency, to meet this new challenge. I am truly humbled by the determination and sense of purpose shown by the bright, young members of the Reliance family,” mentioned Mr. Ambani.
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