Talcher fertilizer plant likely to be commissioned by 2022

New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the activities of the Talcher fertilizer project in the presence of BC Tripathi, CMD, and Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL.

Full-fledged project activities of the Talcher fertilizer plant are expected to commence at Talcher site within a month and is targeted for commissioning by 2022, said a statement on Monday.

The fertilizer project at Talcher in Odisha developed by Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL) shall be India’s first coal gasification-based urea production facility of 1.27 MMTPA installed capacity at an estimated investment of Rs. 11,600 crore.

TFL is a joint venture of GAIL, CIL, RCF and FCIL.

Environment clearance and selection of coal gasification technology are some of the key milestones achieved.

JS Saini CEO of TFL said, “Bids are under evaluation for the coal gasification unit and other major tenders for ammonia and urea plants have also been floated. The project site at Talcher is under readiness.”

TFL has been allotted captive coal mine in the Talcher region. Mine development activity has commenced and shall ensure a steady supply of the feedstock for maintaining continuous operations of the plant.