Bhubaneswar: Chinese company, Wuhuan Engineering Co Ltd, has been awarded the contract to revive Talcher Fertilizer Plant in Angul.
The Chinese firm was the lowest bidder for the India’s first coal gratification-based urea production facility.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who was present during the contract-signing ceremony, said that the project is a path-breaking step towards establishing new benchmarks of development for Odisha and eastern India.
The Talcher Fertilizer Plant through coal gasification will utilise indigenous coal in a mix of pet coke for the production of urea and thus, save valuable foreign exchange by reducing LNG imports for production of urea and fertilizers, he said.
The plant will produce 1.27 MMTPA of urea in an environment-friendly way after its operation, Dharmendra added.