India’s Talcher Fertiliser Plant on Road to Revival


India's Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to revive the closed plant of the Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) at Talcher, Orissa, India, with an investment of INR85bn ($1.87bn).

The Talcher unit will be revived jointly by Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), Gail (India) and Coal India Ltd (CIL).

The plant will adopt coal-based gas technology to produce urea.

Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Srikant Jena said the project will be based on coal gasification for supply of synthesis gas and will be set up on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis through global tenders.