Topsoe has been awarded by Technip FMC a contract for license and basic engineering of two gas-based ammonia plants for Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan (Hurl).
Lyngby /Denmark — The two fertilizer complexes in Sindri and Barauni will each comprise 2,200 MTPD ammonia and 3,850 MTPD urea plants and will be realized by Technip FMC, France, along with their consortium partners L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, India. Arun Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, Hurl, described the investment as part of the country's vision of growth, efficiency, and national self-sufficiency. By using Topsoe's ammonia technology the plant is intended to be one of the most energy-efficient plants in India, having reliable and safe operations, the Managing Director added.
The Indian Government, Niti Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), the Department of Fertilizer under the Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers are amongst the supporting parties of the projects in Sindri and Barauni.
The 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, the Danish contractor was awarded the ammonia technology license, basic engineering, technology, and catalysts for an ammonia plant for the Ramagundam Fertilizer Project. This 2,200 MTPD ammonia plant is also a revival project scheduled to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2018. Worldwide, Topsoe is the leading licensor of ammonia process technology with a market share of close to 50 % of all new ammonia capacity contracted since 1990.