Department is exploring possibilities of reviving of closed units of HFCL and FCIL which will improve availability of urea in the country. In addition, companies as a part of their corporate planning, implement/plan various schemes of revamp, debottlenecking and expansion in order to increase fertilizer production. Necessary replacement of critical equipments and turn around of plants are also undertaken to improve production capability, reduce risk of unplanned shut down and improve energy consumption efficiency. Some of the schemes implemented/being implemented and planned by PSUs during last few years are given below :
1. NATIONAL FERTILIZERS LIMITED (NFL)
The following projects have been undertaken:
- Energy saving and Urea Capacity Enhancement Projects at Vijaipur-I and Vijaipur-II (Madhya Pradesh)
- Changeover of Feedstock from FO to NG at FO based units
2. RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS LIMITED (RCF)
- RCF is planning to set up an additional Ammonia-Urea train at its unit at Thal. The project shall generate 1.15 million tones per annum of Urea.
- Under the scheme of revival of sick fertilizer units, RECF along with CIL and GAIL are planning to put up a fertilizer complex and Talcher through Coal Gasification route. This project is expected to generate about 1 million tonne per annum of urea.
- India and Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for setting up the fertilizer project at Ghana. RCF is the designated fertilizer company from the India side. The project is expected to generate about 1 million tonne per annum of urea.
3. KRISHAK BHARATI COOPERATIVE LIMITED (KRIBHCO)
KRIBHCO has undertaken revamp of its Ammonia-Urea plant at Hazira which will increase urea production capabilities of KRIBHCO. Zero date for the revamp has been achieved in 2009.
4. THE FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS TRAVANCORE LTD.(FACT
The company has plans to enhance the production capacity of NP Complex at Cochin Division. Necessary repairs and maintenance of production facilities were undertaken to improve functioning of the plants. Company is exploring possibility of tie-up for supply of gas in order to augment its production capabilities and reduce cost by switching over from costly feedstock to gas.
5. BRAHMAPUTRA VALLEY FERTILIZER CORPORATION LTD.(BVFCL)
Based on internal study, the schemes have been prepared for renovation of equipments and machineries for sustained operation of existing Namrup-II and Namrup-III plants. Company has replaced a number of parts and equipments in order to improve efficiency of plants and improve energy consumption efficiency.
6. MADRAS FERTILIZERS LIMITED (MFL)
The company initiated the project of Ammonia Plant Modification for changing over of feedstock form Naphtha to CNG in order to reduce the cost of production. It is also planning to increase production of NPK by repairing the second train of NPK production facilities.