Government of India assigned Chinese Company M/s Wuhuan Engineering Co.Ltd for the fertilizer plant in Talcher of TFL. In a function in New Delhi on 17 September 2019, the government gave the contract to the Chinese company under lump Sum Turn Key provisions.
Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Shri D V Sadananda Gowda, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Secretary (Fertilizers) Shri Chhabilendra Roul, presided over this contract award ceremony.
The Talcher fertilizer plant will be a coal-based Urea plant with an annual production capacity of 1.27 Million Metric Ton of Neem Coated Urea. As a first of its kind in India, It will use Coal and pet coke as feedstock in the coal gasification technology for production, said Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizer D V Sadananda Gowda.
This initiative would propel India towards self-reliance in the Urea sector through efforts under “Make in India” in addition to generating direct and indirect employment of about 4,500.
In his address, the Minister informed that the plant would get Coal from the Arakhpal captive mine of TFL in Talcher region and pet coke from Paradip Refinery.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asserted his government’s preference for indigenous production of high grade low polluting Urea. He said that the use of coal in urea production would reduce dependency on imported LNG. It will save valuable foreign exchange by reducing the import of LNG for Urea and fertilizers.
TFL or Talcher Fertiliser Limited, a joint venture company comprising of RCF, GAIL, CIL, and FCIL is reviving the Talcher unit of FCIL with Rs 13,277 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the construction work of TFL in September last year.