Central team surveys defunct Talcher fertiliser unit


    OST Bureau
    Bhubaneswar, Sep 4:

    A four member Central team visited the now defunct Talcher Fertilizer Plant of the Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCI) at Talcher on Tuesday to conduct a survey soon after Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Srikant Jena and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) Chairman and Managing Director RG Rajan informed that the RCF would invest Rs 1,000 crore for its revival.

    The team headed by Project India Development Limited Additional General Manager AK Sinha visited the plant and took stock of the condition of machineries, technical facilities, production capacity and surroundings. Later, the team will survey water facility and rail connection to the plant.

    “We surveyed the technical facilities and machineries of the defunct plant. We will take stock of the water sources required for the plant and rail connection. We will complete the assessment and survey process by March 2014,” said Sinha.

    Notably, using the coal gasification route as feed stock the RCF, along with the Coal India, GAIL and Fertilizer Corporation of India, is contemplating setting up of an Rs 6,000-crore fertilizer complex comprising a 2,700-MTPD ammonia plant, a 3,850-MTPD urea plant, an 850-MTPD nitric acid plant and a 1,000-MTPD ammonium nitrate plant at Talcher.