Renovation of Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited at final stage in Karimnagar
The renovation works of Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) which will meet the demand of urea reached final stage with the completion of about 98 percent of works and after completion of gas connection works it is ready to go for trial run.
Karimnagar: The renovation works of Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) which will meet the demand of urea reached final stage with the completion of about 98 percent of works and after completion of gas connection works it is ready to go for trial run.
With an investment of Rs 6,120.55 crore, the project was taken up by the National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) and Engineers India Limited (EFL) in association with the State government and Food Corporation of India (FCI).
The NFL and EFL has 26 percent share while the State government along with the FCI has 11 percent share in RFCL and proposal are going on to hand over the remaining 26 percent share to another organisation.
The renovation works are taken up by the Engineers India Limited under the supervision of National Fertilizers Limited. The RFCL project renovation works were started in the year 2015 and was supposed to complete by 2018, but due to non-availability of suitable partners, the works were delayed.
The renovations works of the project are going at brisk pace. The main plant foundation, urea plant tower, ammonia, nitrogen tanks, pure water tanks and reservoir constructions works are completed. At present, the trilling tower and railway sidening works are in progress.
The establishment of the RFCL machinery works which was designed with foreign technology was reached to final stage. The ammonia tank establishment was done using the technology of Denmark Company Holder Tops and urea plant establishment was done with technology of Italy-based company Saipam Organisation.
Various kinds of about 373 machinery and tools worth Rs.3,840 crore were imported from Denmark and Italy. And machinery fitting works reached to the final stage and will be completed within 15 days as per the estimation of the officials.
The cooling water system which has the capacity to cool about 24,000 cubic meters of water for one hour, compress air system, raw water, gas system works are completed while the works of DM water plant are under progress.
The construction of ammonia tanks, switch yards, nitrogen plants works were completed along with the bagging works.
The officials are gearing up to start the production works from December by completing all the pending works by November. Every day, around 2,200 metric tonnes of ammonia and 3,850 metric tonnes of urea will be produced in the RFCL once the company is brought under usage to meet the requirements of urea and other fertilizers for farming sector.
The State government which has 11 percent stake in the company is playing a key role and is taking initiation for speedy completion of works. It has come forward to supply about 40.8 million liters of water to the RFCL. For the purpose, the State government laid 27 kilometers Mission Bhagiratha pipelines from Yellamapalli reservoir to RFCL and is ready to supply water to RFCL.
On September 28, the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda paid visit to Peddapalli district and inspected the renovation works of Ramagundam Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited and ordered the officials concerned to complete the works by December 15, 2019.
He said that in the part of 'Make In India programme, the central government has taken up the renovation works of the RFCL with an investment of Rs 6,120.55 crores for producing 2,200 metric tonnes of ammonium and 3,850 metric tonnes of urea.
He also informed that the gas pipeline works from Kunchanpalli of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh covering 365 kilometers were completed and after the gas is supplied continuously for about six months, the manufacturing of urea and other fertilisers will begin, he added.