Indian govt ropes in Chinese co for coal gasification of Talcher fertiliser unit

The Union government said it has roped in China-based Wuhuan Engineering for coal gasification of Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL) in Odisha. The facility being revived with an estimated investment of Rs 13,277 crore.

The fertiliser ministry said in a statement that a ‘Lump Sum Turn Key’ contract for coal gasification of the Talcher fertiliser unit has been awarded to Wuhuan Engineering Co Ltd, China.

The Talcher fertiliser unit will use the coal gasification technology to produce 1.27 million tonne of neem-coated urea annually. The unit is being revived by Talcher Fertilizers Ltd (TFL), a special purpose vehicle of the public sector undertaking.

The contract was awarded by Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda in the presence of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Fertiliser Secretary Chhabilendra Roul

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