Govt to launch coal gasification fertilizer plant in Odisha | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Govt to launch coal gasification fertilizer plant in Odisha

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Government of India is seriously considering the revival of coal gasification based urea production facility in Odisha.

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the fast tracked activities of the Talcher Fertilizer project in the presence of B C Tripathi, CMD, and Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL.
The fertilizer project at Talcher at 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. Shri J S 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. 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 steady supply of the feedstock for maintaining continuous operations of the plant. Full-fledged project activities are expected to commence at Talcher site within a month and is targeted for commissioning by 2022.

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