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Nuberg EPC awarded contract for FACT Kochi fertilizer expansion

| By Mary Bailey

Nuberg EPC (New Delhi, India) , the leading Indian Global EPC and turnkey project management company, announced that it has been selected by Fertilisers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT), Kochi, which is expanding its NPK Fertilizer capacity. The project involves the the construction of the brown field 1,650-ton/d NPK Plant at FACT-Cochin Division on EPC-LSTK basis, thereby enhancing the total production capacity to 3,650 ton/d of complex fertilizer. FACT, a Government of India Enterprise, is one of the first large-scale fertilizer companies in India. The NPK Plant is being built within FACT’s existing manufacturing facility of Cochin Division (CD) at Ambalam Edu, Ernakulam district of Kerala state.

Nuberg EPC shall be executing this project based on Pre-Neutralizer with Pipe Reactor (PN+PR) technology licensed from INCRO S.A. (Spain). The plant will be capable of producing various grades of NPKs as per requirement. The company is taking up the project on lump sum turnkey basis and the project is scheduled to be completed by mid 2023. This plant shall be primarily designed to produce NPK 20:20:0:13 having a rated capacity of 75 ton/h in a single stream from Pre-Neutralizer (PN) technology and DAP 18:46:0 using Pre-Neutralizer and Pipe Reactor (PN+PR) technology, meeting FCO requirements using Ammonia, Phosphoric acid, Sulfuric acid, Urea, filler etc. as required.

In addition to above two grades, Nuberg EP” shall be carrying out the design, detailed engineering of plant to enable the owner for future production of different grades of NPKs such as 10:26:26, 16:20:0, 28:28:0, 12:32:16, & 14:35:14 using Ammonia, Phosphoric Acid, Sulfuric acid, Muriate of Potash, Urea etc. as required for meeting FCO requirement.

On being awarded the project, Mr. A. K. Tyagi, CMD, Nuberg Engineering Ltd., commented, “We are thankful to the Government of India and the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT) for entrusting another turnkey project to our engineering capabilities and EPC services and solutions. We are excited about this project because it gives us an opportunity to associate with Government’s “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan”. The project also demonstrates the strategic importance of Nuberg EPC’s presence in India. This project serves as a prime example of the successful combination of Nuberg EPC’s global expertise and local knowledge to offer a complete turnkey solution.”