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Contact: GENERAL MANAGER, TALCHER UNIT
Address: The Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd.
Talcher Unit
P.O. Vikrampur
Dist. Angul (Orissa)
PIN: 759 106
Phone No.: 91-06760-262181
Fax No.: 91-06760-262248
   
LOCATION | COMMENCEMENT | TECHNOLOGY | PERFORMANCE  
       
LOCATION

Talcher Fertilizer Unit is located about 126 kms away from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa State and in the district of Angul. The Unit was established at Talcher due to abundance of coal that is used as feedstock.

COMMENCEMENT

This unit was approved by Govt. of India in December 1969, with a project cost of Rs.71.18 crores and industrial license for setting up a coal based Fertilizer factory to manufacture Urea was obtained in November 1971. Planning and Development Division of FCI Ltd. (presently M/s PDIL, Sindri, India) supplied the detailed engineering for the plant. Commercial Production of Ammonia and Urea commenced on 01-11-1980. Department of Atomic Energy had also established a factory there to produce heavy water by taking synthesis mixture gas and return it after extraction.

TECHNOLOGY

Both Indian and foreign suppliers have supplied Technology for the different process plants and utilities:
 
Air Separation Unit
- M/s Techno Export, Czech Rebuplic
Coal Gasification Plant - M/s Krupp Koppers, Germany
Rectisol plant for purification - M/s Lurgi, Germany
CO-Conversion plant - M/s PDIL, Sindri, India
Ammonia synthesis - M/s Technimont, Italy
Urea (Total recycle) plant - M/s Technimont, Italy
Steam Generation Plant - M/s BHEL, Tiruchirapally, India
   

PERFORMANCE
Urea and Ammonia plants have been designed with a capacity to produce 4,95,000 MT and 2,97,000 MT per annum respectively. From the commencement of commercial production on 01.11.1980 till the year 1998-99, 17,61,228 MT of Urea and 12,50,056 MT of Ammonia have been produced.

However production of Urea and Ammonia has been suspended from 01.04.1999 due to non vailability for economic operations.

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