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Nuberg EPC to construct brownfield NPK plant in southern India

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Nuberg EPC has been contracted by Fertilisers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT) to construct a brownfield 1650 tpd NPK plant at FACT-Cochin Division on EPC-LSTK basis, thereby increasing the total production capacity of complex fertilizers to 3650 tpd.

FACT, a Government of India Enterprise, is one of the first large-scale fertilizer companies in India. The NPK plant is being built within FACT's existing manufacturing facility of Cochin Division (CD) at Ambalam Edu in the Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala.

Nuberg EPC shall be executing this project based on Pre-Neutralizer with Pipe Reactor (PN+PR) technology licensed from INCRO S.A. (Spain). The plant will be capable of producing various grades of NPKs. The company is taking up the project on an LSTK basis and the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-2023. This plant shall be primarily designed to produce NPK 20:20:0:13 having a rated capacity of 75 tpd in a single stream from PN technology and DAP 18:46:0 using PN+PR technology, meeting FCO requirements using ammonia, phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, urea, filler etc. as required.

In addition to above two grades, Nuberg EPC shall be carrying out the design and detailed engineering of the plant to enable future production of different grades of NPKs, such as 10:26:26, 16:20:0, 28:28:0, 12:32:16, & 14:35:14 using ammonia, phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, muriate of potash, urea etc. as required for meeting FCO requirement.

A. K. Tyagi, CMD, Nuberg Engineering Ltd., commented: "We are thankful to the Government of India and the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT) for entrusting another turnkey project to our engineering capabilities and EPC services and solutions. We are excited about this project because it gives us an opportunity to associate with Government's "Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan". The project also demonstrates the strategic importance of Nuberg EPC's presence in India. This project serves as a prime example of the successful combination of Nuberg EPC's global expertise and local knowledge to offer a complete turnkey solution."

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