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Topsoe awarded contract for two ammonia plants in India

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Haldor Topsoe has announced that it has been awarded a contract by TechnipFMC for the license and engineering of two 2200 tpd ammonia plants.

These plants will be based on Topsoe’s ammonia technology, and are part of the Indian government’s revival plans for the domestic fertilizer sector. Three out of the four current fertilizer plant revival projects in India are based on Topsoe ammonia technology.

TechnipFMC awarded Topsoe the contract for the two plants for Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL). The complexes in Sindri and Barauni will each consist of a 2200 tpd ammonia plant and a 3850 tpd urea plant. They will be realised by TechnipFMC, France, along with its consortium partner L&T Hydrogen Engineering, India.

Arun Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, HURL, said: “We need the best available technologies to fulfil our vision of growth, efficiency, and national self-sufficiency. Technip has offered Topsoe’s ammonia technology which is considered one of the best technologies in the market and therefore, we are looking forward to a urea/ammonia plant which shall turn out to be one of the most energy-efficient, having reliable and safe operations.

“The HURL projects at Sindri and Barauni not only show the commitment and support of the Indian Government, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), the Department of Fertilizer under the Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, but also the three promoter companies, all well-known in the area of mega-project management.”

Amy Hebert, Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO, Topsoe, added: “We are extremely pleased to be able to continue our long-standing support of the Indian Government’s efforts towards self-sufficiency in urea production and as a consequence: food security. Our world-leading ammonia technology and catalysts are the basis for three out of the four fertilizer plant revival projects in India right now.”

These two new plants are part of the Indian government’s revival plans for the fertilizer sector to ensure Indian self-sufficiency in urea fertilizers. In 2015, Topsoe was awarded the ammonia technology license, basic engineering, technology and catalysts for an ammonia plant for the Ramagundam Fertilizer Project. This 2200 tpd ammonia plant is also a revival project scheduled to commence operation in 4Q18.

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