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Nutrient based policy for urea on the works?.  PLL to look for another opportunity to bring down price slope for LNG from Qatar.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  Shipment + Price Update.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  .  "Transformative reforms in fertilizer sector in the offing".  Coromandel: Leading in complex fertilizers and agrichemicals.  MFL 's urea tender: Will it be successful the third time around.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Shipment + Price Update.  Gas from KG-DWN-98/2 block: ONGC revises asking price.  Speculation: Can BPCL be bartered for Saudi Aramco's fertilizer assets?.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  Shipment + Price Update.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Rs 350/tonne fixed cost escalation for urea: File sees movement again.  Deepak land sale lands Rs 100 crore of cash.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  

Nutrient based policy for urea on the works?

Jan 17: 8Nutrient based policy on the works, says an insider. Click on Details for more
8Scientists validate new technology that transforms sewage sludge into fertilizer more efficiently Details

PLL to look for another opportunity to bring down price slope for LNG from Qatar

Jan 17: Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) will make another attempt to bring down its steep long term LNG slope with Qatar Gas
8Find out what steps PLL is taking in this direction. Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 17: Coal based Ammonia-Urea & Coal Handling Plant Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 7484 crore
8Project Event: The feasibility study is still ongoing, It is likely to be completed in March 2020. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 in place of January 2020. due to delay in the studies.
Click here for more details
NPK-TSP-GSSP Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in March 2020 instead of January as was envisaged earlier.
Click here for more details
Details

Shipment + Price Update

Jan 17: 8One Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 26 Jan 2020.
8One Phos acid shipment is coming up on 21 Jan 2020.
Click on Report for more
Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Jan 17: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of around 10000 No. Polyester Canvas fabric charts Details
8AMC for services of FTIR Details
8ARC for repairing of High Mast Tower for the year 2020-21 Details
8Annual contract for digital Photography and Videography Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Telangana] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Tamil Nadu] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Madhya Pradesh] Details
8Indian Blockchain Report [2019] Details
8Improvement of Investment Attractiveness and Efficiency of Agriculture Enterprises as a result of Digital Technologies: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks mixed; GSFC rises 3% Details
8Agriculture and crops: A focus on wheat cultivation Details
8Revenue dip: infra, agricuIture may see cuts Details
8Re-imagining farmers’ welfare Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

"Transformative reforms in fertilizer sector in the offing"

Jan 16: 8Rabi has been a bumper season, with urea consumption up 13.35%, imports have gone up
8DOF has pegged subsidy outlay at Rs 1 lakh crore in 2020-21
8Additional working capital limits being worked out with banking sector: DOF working with North Block and banks
8PSUs have been told to sell non-fertilizer assets, including land: Applies to NFL, RCF and MFL
8NPAs in fertilizer sector only because of dispute with GAIL over non-payment of gas, not due to DOF. Also once Rs 350/tonne extra cost is disbursed, urea units should not be in any kind of trouble
8Matix, Ramgundam and two conversions to gas from naptha expected by middle of this year
8Transformative reforms in the offing in fertilizer sector
8New fertilizers and bio fertilizers to be brought under subsidy regime
8Subsidy overhang at Rs 40,000 crore, and unless budget is raised, this overhand will spill to next year. 
Click on Details for more. Details

Coromandel: Leading in complex fertilizers and agrichemicals

Jan 16: Coromandel is the leader in the field of complex fertilizers and agrochemicals.
8It has been first in the field when it comes to bringing in new, customized complex fertilizers
 Find out more on this, click on Reports Details

MFL 's urea tender: Will it be successful the third time around

Jan 16: 8MFL has reissued a tender for white prilled urea in bulk
 This is the third time MFL is releasing the urea tender, with a bid due date of 29 Jan 2020. The tender was canceled twice earlier
8The tender was canceled earlier was the bidder was not meeting the MFL's requirement.
Click on Details for more
Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 16: Effluent Treatment Plant Up-gradation Project  
8Cost - Rs 101 crore
8Project Event: The NIT for the LSTK contractor is likely to be re-released in late January 2020 in place of Dec 2019 due to a delay in the board approval and technical issues.
Click here for more details
Urea Casale Revamp Project   
8Cost - Rs 137 crore
8Project Event: The project has been delay by three months due to procurement issues, as all long lead item has not reached the site. The company is planning to revamp the urea plant in the upcoming shut down in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Jan 16: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Replacement of pipe line supports at various locations in Urea plant Details
8Dismantling and shifting of old Argon cylinders in Ammonia plant Details
8Structure erection and strengthening in ANP Plant Details
8Supply of Imported White Prilled Urea in Bulk Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8National Conference on Zaid Agriculture Campaign and Horticulture: A Report Details
8Small and Marginal Farmers of Indian Agriculture: Prospects and Extension Strategies Details
8Spatial variation in fertilizer prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review Details
8Increasing Organic Fertilizer and decreasing Drip Chemical Fertilizer: A Paper Details
8Comparative Performance of Organic Fertilizers in Maize Growth: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Centre should infuse Rs 1.5-2 lakh crore into the economy: FICCI president Sangita Reddy Details
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks up; Rashtriya Chemicals jumps 5% Details
8Indian Agriculture goes Hi-Tech with new Technologies like AI, ML And IoT Details
8Tech advancements in agriculture offer new careers Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Shipment + Price Update

Jan 16: 8One ammonia shipment is coming up on 20 Jan 2020.
8Four Phos acid shipment is coming up on 18,20 & 23 Jan 2020.
8One Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 23 Jan 2020.
Click on Report for more
Details

Gas from KG-DWN-98/2 block: ONGC revises asking price

Jan 15: ONGC has revised the asking price for the KG-DWN-98/2 gas
8The earlier reserve price was set at $5.41/mmbtu
8It has been scaled down now Details

Speculation: Can BPCL be bartered for Saudi Aramco's fertilizer assets?

Jan 15: Is it possible to have a barter deal with Saudi Aramco: A sale of BPCL in return for the purchase of SABIC's fertilizer division?
8This is pure speculation, of course,.as there can be many problems with such a barter, valuation being one of them
8What is more, the government of India is looking at funds to come into its coffers from the sale of BPCL and it is not looking at a long term involvement
8But Saudi Aramco, which is currently undertaking a $70 billion takeover of SABIC, may want to divest out of some low return businesses in which SABIC is involved, such metals and fertilizers.
8And from the Indian stand point, acquiring fertilizer assets, with low feedstock prices, -- just as it did with Oman -- may make great economic sense..
Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 15: Process Air Compressor Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 347 crore
8Project Event: The project is still on hold due to some technical issues, the hiring process of LSTK contractor is also on hold. The project is likely to activated in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project
8Cost - Rs 380 crore
8Project Event: The Company will be undertaking significant debt-funded capex to meet energy consumption norms applicable under NUP-2015 from FY2021 onwards. The company was under shutdown for economic reasons but now project work is expected to gain speed. Contractor finalization is expected in March 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

Shipment + Price Update

Jan 15: 8One Urea shipment has arrived on 14 Jan 2020.
8One LNG shipment has arrived on 13 Jan 2020.
8One Sulphuric acid shipment is coming up on 19 Jan 2020.
8Two Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 21 & 23 Jan 2020.
8One ammonia shipment is coming up on 24 Jan 2020.
8One Molten Sulphur shipment is coming up on 23 Jan 2020.
Click on Report for more
Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Jan 15: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Biennial rate contract for Maintenance of the Plate Type heat exchangers in SAP plant Details
8Biennial rate contract for replacement of pre-filter bag filter elements of air in-take system of PAC in Ammonia Plant Details
8Miscellaneous Electrical jobs of Republic day celebration at sports complex Details
8On-site Vibration Monitoring Services of Rotating Equipments Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and the adoption of Modern Agricultural Technologies: A Paper Details
8Farming Services: Connecting Small Indian Farms with Technology Details
8Vertical Farming using Information and Communication Technologies: A Paper Details
8Smallholder Farmers’ perception on Mobile Phone Advisory Potential in Farming: A Paper Details
8Why organic farming in India still not a mass movement: An Analysis Details
8Soil Association Standards farming and growing: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Dedicated mines for coal gasification will be game-changer for us: VR Sharma, MD, JSPL Details
8Explained: How to read high food prices Details
8Best of BS Opinion: Inequality in US, a wish list for agriculture, and more Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Rs 350/tonne fixed cost escalation for urea: File sees movement again

Jan 14: The file on disbursement of Rs 350/tonne of urea as fixed cost escalation is still with the DOF but there has been movement on it now
8It is likely to go back to the PMO again with the requisite modification as sought.
8But the modification may make producing beyond reassessed capacity difficult from here onwards
Click on Details for more Details

Deepak land sale lands Rs 100 crore of cash

Jan 14: Deepak Fertilizers Ltd has sold extra land which is next to its Nitric Acid plant
8The sale will net the company Rs 100 crore in cash
Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 14: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The procurement and installation work is ongoing, RFQ for the Bagging Building, Wagon Loading Platform, Conveyor Gantry, Transfer Tower and Pipe Rack Structure for Ammonia-Urea Fertilizer Plant has been released with a bid due date of 31 January 2020. The project mechanical completion and commercial production date is scheduled for Jan 2021 and May 2021 respectively.
Click here for more details
 
Phosphoric acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: The company had awarded a contract to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions for the expansion of its phosphoric acid plant in Paradeep, Odisha. The plant is based on the di-hydrate technology from Prayon Technologies of Belgium.ThyssenKrupp is providing engineering and technical procurement services which will cover the plant's reaction unit, filtration unit, dry rock grinding section and an additional cooling tower cell. The project is planned to be completed within a period of 22 months from the effective date of the contract. The purchase of the long-lead item is ongoing, Construction is likely to be started in March 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

Nutrient based policy for urea on the works?

Jan 17: 8Nutrient based policy on the works, says an insider. Click on Details for more
8Scientists validate new technology that transforms sewage sludge into fertilizer more efficiently Details

PLL to look for another opportunity to bring down price slope for LNG from Qatar

Jan 17: Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) will make another attempt to bring down its steep long term LNG slope with Qatar Gas
8Find out what steps PLL is taking in this direction. Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 17: Coal based Ammonia-Urea & Coal Handling Plant Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 7484 crore
8Project Event: The feasibility study is still ongoing, It is likely to be completed in March 2020. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 in place of January 2020. due to delay in the studies.
Click here for more details
NPK-TSP-GSSP Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in March 2020 instead of January as was envisaged earlier.
Click here for more details
Details

Shipment + Price Update

Jan 17: 8One Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 26 Jan 2020.
8One Phos acid shipment is coming up on 21 Jan 2020.
Click on Report for more
Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Jan 17: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of around 10000 No. Polyester Canvas fabric charts Details
8AMC for services of FTIR Details
8ARC for repairing of High Mast Tower for the year 2020-21 Details
8Annual contract for digital Photography and Videography Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Telangana] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Tamil Nadu] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Madhya Pradesh] Details
8Indian Blockchain Report [2019] Details
8Improvement of Investment Attractiveness and Efficiency of Agriculture Enterprises as a result of Digital Technologies: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks mixed; GSFC rises 3% Details
8Agriculture and crops: A focus on wheat cultivation Details
8Revenue dip: infra, agricuIture may see cuts Details
8Re-imagining farmers’ welfare Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Jan 01: Details

"Transformative reforms in fertilizer sector in the offing"

Jan 16: 8Rabi has been a bumper season, with urea consumption up 13.35%, imports have gone up
8DOF has pegged subsidy outlay at Rs 1 lakh crore in 2020-21
8Additional working capital limits being worked out with banking sector: DOF working with North Block and banks
8PSUs have been told to sell non-fertilizer assets, including land: Applies to NFL, RCF and MFL
8NPAs in fertilizer sector only because of dispute with GAIL over non-payment of gas, not due to DOF. Also once Rs 350/tonne extra cost is disbursed, urea units should not be in any kind of trouble
8Matix, Ramgundam and two conversions to gas from naptha expected by middle of this year
8Transformative reforms in the offing in fertilizer sector
8New fertilizers and bio fertilizers to be brought under subsidy regime
8Subsidy overhang at Rs 40,000 crore, and unless budget is raised, this overhand will spill to next year. 
Click on Details for more. Details

Coromandel: Leading in complex fertilizers and agrichemicals

Jan 16: Coromandel is the leader in the field of complex fertilizers and agrochemicals.
8It has been first in the field when it comes to bringing in new, customized complex fertilizers
 Find out more on this, click on Reports Details

MFL 's urea tender: Will it be successful the third time around

Jan 16: 8MFL has reissued a tender for white prilled urea in bulk
 This is the third time MFL is releasing the urea tender, with a bid due date of 29 Jan 2020. The tender was canceled twice earlier
8The tender was canceled earlier was the bidder was not meeting the MFL's requirement.
Click on Details for more
Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 16: Effluent Treatment Plant Up-gradation Project  
8Cost - Rs 101 crore
8Project Event: The NIT for the LSTK contractor is likely to be re-released in late January 2020 in place of Dec 2019 due to a delay in the board approval and technical issues.
Click here for more details
Urea Casale Revamp Project   
8Cost - Rs 137 crore
8Project Event: The project has been delay by three months due to procurement issues, as all long lead item has not reached the site. The company is planning to revamp the urea plant in the upcoming shut down in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Jan 16: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Replacement of pipe line supports at various locations in Urea plant Details
8Dismantling and shifting of old Argon cylinders in Ammonia plant Details
8Structure erection and strengthening in ANP Plant Details
8Supply of Imported White Prilled Urea in Bulk Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8National Conference on Zaid Agriculture Campaign and Horticulture: A Report Details
8Small and Marginal Farmers of Indian Agriculture: Prospects and Extension Strategies Details
8Spatial variation in fertilizer prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review Details
8Increasing Organic Fertilizer and decreasing Drip Chemical Fertilizer: A Paper Details
8Comparative Performance of Organic Fertilizers in Maize Growth: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Centre should infuse Rs 1.5-2 lakh crore into the economy: FICCI president Sangita Reddy Details
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks up; Rashtriya Chemicals jumps 5% Details
8Indian Agriculture goes Hi-Tech with new Technologies like AI, ML And IoT Details
8Tech advancements in agriculture offer new careers Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Shipment + Price Update

Jan 16: 8One ammonia shipment is coming up on 20 Jan 2020.
8Four Phos acid shipment is coming up on 18,20 & 23 Jan 2020.
8One Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 23 Jan 2020.
Click on Report for more
Details

Gas from KG-DWN-98/2 block: ONGC revises asking price

Jan 15: ONGC has revised the asking price for the KG-DWN-98/2 gas
8The earlier reserve price was set at $5.41/mmbtu
8It has been scaled down now Details

Speculation: Can BPCL be bartered for Saudi Aramco's fertilizer assets?

Jan 15: Is it possible to have a barter deal with Saudi Aramco: A sale of BPCL in return for the purchase of SABIC's fertilizer division?
8This is pure speculation, of course,.as there can be many problems with such a barter, valuation being one of them
8What is more, the government of India is looking at funds to come into its coffers from the sale of BPCL and it is not looking at a long term involvement
8But Saudi Aramco, which is currently undertaking a $70 billion takeover of SABIC, may want to divest out of some low return businesses in which SABIC is involved, such metals and fertilizers.
8And from the Indian stand point, acquiring fertilizer assets, with low feedstock prices, -- just as it did with Oman -- may make great economic sense..
Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 15: Process Air Compressor Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 347 crore
8Project Event: The project is still on hold due to some technical issues, the hiring process of LSTK contractor is also on hold. The project is likely to activated in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project
8Cost - Rs 380 crore
8Project Event: The Company will be undertaking significant debt-funded capex to meet energy consumption norms applicable under NUP-2015 from FY2021 onwards. The company was under shutdown for economic reasons but now project work is expected to gain speed. Contractor finalization is expected in March 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

Shipment + Price Update

Jan 15: 8One Urea shipment has arrived on 14 Jan 2020.
8One LNG shipment has arrived on 13 Jan 2020.
8One Sulphuric acid shipment is coming up on 19 Jan 2020.
8Two Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 21 & 23 Jan 2020.
8One ammonia shipment is coming up on 24 Jan 2020.
8One Molten Sulphur shipment is coming up on 23 Jan 2020.
Click on Report for more
Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Jan 15: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Biennial rate contract for Maintenance of the Plate Type heat exchangers in SAP plant Details
8Biennial rate contract for replacement of pre-filter bag filter elements of air in-take system of PAC in Ammonia Plant Details
8Miscellaneous Electrical jobs of Republic day celebration at sports complex Details
8On-site Vibration Monitoring Services of Rotating Equipments Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and the adoption of Modern Agricultural Technologies: A Paper Details
8Farming Services: Connecting Small Indian Farms with Technology Details
8Vertical Farming using Information and Communication Technologies: A Paper Details
8Smallholder Farmers’ perception on Mobile Phone Advisory Potential in Farming: A Paper Details
8Why organic farming in India still not a mass movement: An Analysis Details
8Soil Association Standards farming and growing: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Dedicated mines for coal gasification will be game-changer for us: VR Sharma, MD, JSPL Details
8Explained: How to read high food prices Details
8Best of BS Opinion: Inequality in US, a wish list for agriculture, and more Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Rs 350/tonne fixed cost escalation for urea: File sees movement again

Jan 14: The file on disbursement of Rs 350/tonne of urea as fixed cost escalation is still with the DOF but there has been movement on it now
8It is likely to go back to the PMO again with the requisite modification as sought.
8But the modification may make producing beyond reassessed capacity difficult from here onwards
Click on Details for more Details

Deepak land sale lands Rs 100 crore of cash

Jan 14: Deepak Fertilizers Ltd has sold extra land which is next to its Nitric Acid plant
8The sale will net the company Rs 100 crore in cash
Click on Details for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Jan 14: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The procurement and installation work is ongoing, RFQ for the Bagging Building, Wagon Loading Platform, Conveyor Gantry, Transfer Tower and Pipe Rack Structure for Ammonia-Urea Fertilizer Plant has been released with a bid due date of 31 January 2020. The project mechanical completion and commercial production date is scheduled for Jan 2021 and May 2021 respectively.
Click here for more details
 
Phosphoric acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: The company had awarded a contract to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions for the expansion of its phosphoric acid plant in Paradeep, Odisha. The plant is based on the di-hydrate technology from Prayon Technologies of Belgium.ThyssenKrupp is providing engineering and technical procurement services which will cover the plant's reaction unit, filtration unit, dry rock grinding section and an additional cooling tower cell. The project is planned to be completed within a period of 22 months from the effective date of the contract. The purchase of the long-lead item is ongoing, Construction is likely to be started in March 2020.
Click here for more details
Details
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  • Jan 13: Why PM Modi must not give up on fertiliser DBT:Details
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