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Rs 7000 crore ammonia-urea plant: Promoter claims project is on track.  Madhya Pradesh farmers struggle with urea shortage as state blames centre.  Shipment Update.  Sirius Minerals: Can the story be over before it begins?.  Global LNG suppliers bet more on Pakistan and Bangladesh than India now.  Swan Energy's LNG project: Promoter admits to delays.  TAPI pipeline unviable: Economics not logistics is the problem.  Akash Sharma  has been appointed new Director (Finance) of BVFCL.  Subsidy dispensation: DOF runs out of money.  Wuhuan subcontracts out ammonia synthesis technology for Talcher coal-based urea project.  Government makes Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from december onwards.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  Reliance gas auction: Missed opportunity for the fertilizer industry.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  FAI cries for help but is anyone listening?.  Urea production target will not be met.  Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips.  Rs 350/tonne fixed cost dispensation: When is it likely now?.  Fertilizer subsidy payment: Asking for the sky .  Briefs.  

Rs 7000 crore ammonia-urea plant: Promoter claims project is on track

Dec 12: Ammonia-Urea & Captive Power Unit Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 7000 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for the terms of references has been granted but project activity is on hold, even though the management claims proposal for the environmental clearance is likely to be submitted in February 2020, in place of September 2019, RFQ for the EPC contractor, the promoters claim, is likely to be released after the environmental clearance.
Click here for more details
Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 10 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for an environmental clearance is likely to be granted in March 2020. The new internal project committee has been form for the project, and the tender for an EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 in place of November 2019 due to delay in the environmental clearance.
Click here for more details
Details

Madhya Pradesh farmers struggle with urea shortage as state blames centre

Dec 12: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Value based AMC contract for Servicing cum Maintenance & Supply of Spares of Fork Lifter Details
8Transportation of 380 MT Rail from Sail Bhilai Steel Plant Details
8Fabrication & Repair of support structure and grating replacement along with Miscellaneous housekeeping jobs in Ammonia Plant Details
8Peripheral Jobs to be done for carrying out piping stress analysis at high pressure pipeline spring supports at various locations in Ammonia Plant Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8World Fertilizer Outlook [December 2019] Details
8Effects of organic N-sources on maize yield components: A Paper Details
8Increase in the use of Organic Fertilizers as Complements to Inorganic Fertilizers in maintenance of Soil Fertility and Environmental Sustainability: A Paper Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Odisha] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Andhra Pradesh] Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Nutrient woes: Spoiling the party Details
8Price control: The gas on gas price deregulation Details
8Madhya Pradesh farmers struggle with urea shortage as state blames centre Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Shipment Update

Dec 12: 8Two Rock Phos shipments are coming up on 12 & 16 December 2019.
8Three Ammonia shipment are arriving on 15,16& 23 December 2019.
8One Phos acid shipment is coming up on 17 December 2019.
The information is given in terms of name of product, quantity imported, destination port, name of agent, vessel name, shipper, load port, name of the importing company, price/unit, price type (cfr, fob etc), estimated time of arrival
Click on Details for more
Details

Sirius Minerals: Can the story be over before it begins?

Dec 12: Could the UK’s most ambitious mining project really be over before production has even begun?
8Sirius Minerals has spent the past three years drumming up interest in its £4bn Woodsmith project under the North York Moors National Park. The firm is building two mile-deep shafts to access what it claims is the world’s largest and highest-grade deposit of polyhalite, a naturally occurring mineral containing potassium, magnesium, calcium and sulphur that can be processed into fertiliser.
8Iffco has a non-binding offtake agreement with Sirius Minerals
Click on Details for more Details

Global LNG suppliers bet more on Pakistan and Bangladesh than India now

Dec 12: Pakistan and Bangladesh will consume more LNG than India between now and 2030, according to a set of new projections
8And despite current headwinds, LNG producers see better prospects ahead
8Clearly, the glass is half empty or half full, depending upon whether you are a seller or buyer of LNG
Click on Details for more Details

Swan Energy's LNG project: Promoter admits to delays

Dec 12: Swan Energy has admitted that its 5 MMTPA LNG project is going to be delayed
8The company is setting up a FSRU along with a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) in Jafrabad, Gujarat
8According to initial plans, the FSRU was meant to have been delivered in December, 2019
Find out when is it scheduled to come up now and what are the real reasons for the delay. Details

TAPI pipeline unviable: Economics not logistics is the problem

Dec 12: Many believe that it is geography and politics which have come in the way of the Turkmenistan-Afganistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. The pipeline is regarded as a security and logistical nightmare as it will pass through some of the most dangerous terrains in the world.
8But that is not true. The real reason why the pipeline has not taken off so far is anchored economics and not logistics
Click on Details for more Details

Akash Sharma  has been appointed new Director (Finance) of BVFCL

Dec 11: 8Akash Sharma is set to be new Director (Finance) of Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited, a PSU under the Department of Fertilizer. Sharma’s name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Tuesday.
8BVFCL will install a new urea plant with a capacity of 8.646 LMTPA in the existing premises of BVFCL, which will subsequently replace the existing urea plants Namrup-II (capacity 2.20 LMTPA) and Namrup-III (capacity 2.70 LMTPA).
8Sharma is expected to play a key role in the expansion Details

Subsidy dispensation: DOF runs out of money

Dec 11: The DOF has run out of money sooner than later for dispensation of subsidies this year
8Will the wait for the next tranche be longer this time around?
Click on Details for more
Details

Wuhuan subcontracts out ammonia synthesis technology for Talcher coal-based urea project

Dec 11: Chinese contractor Wuhuan has subcontracted a technology licensor for its ammonia synthesis in the Talcher ammonia urea unit set up through the coal gasification route.
8The licensor will provide License and Basic Engineering Design (LBED), catalyst, and proprietary process equipment for the plant
Click on Reports for more Details

Government makes Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from december onwards

Dec 11: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Procurement of Butterfly Valves Details
8Procurement of 6” SCH 40 Carbon Steel Seamless Pipes Details
8Procurement of 12” SCH 40 Carbon Steel Seamless Pipes Details
8Stone Soling Platform at Formic Acid for Crane Movement and Miscellaneous Civil Jobs in CGP Details
8Supply of 15HP Submersible Pumps Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Wuhuan subcontracts out ammonia synthesis technology for Talcher coal-based urea project Details
8Effects of Nitrogen fertilizers: A Paper Details
8Effects of Moistube Fertigation on Infiltration and Distribution of Water-Fertilizer in Mixing Waste Biomass Soil: A Paper Details
8A complex assessment of mineral fertilizers with humic substances in an agro-ecosystem of acid soil: A Paper Details
8Effects of spraying with Tecamin Algae and NPK fertilizer: A Paper Details
8The Potential Role of Cobalt and Organic Fertilizers: A Paper Details
8FAI Training Programme on Challenges and Strategies for Fertilizer Industry [February 2020] Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8RIL plans to develop chemical facility in Ruwais with Adnoc Details
8India reduced emissions intensity of GDP by 21 per cent: Javadekar Details
8Azerbaijan launches joint venture on organic fertilizer production Details
8Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from Dec onwards Details
8Seaweed-based biostimulants to enhance productivity Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Dec 11: Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The project is in the initial phase of commissioning. 95% of installation work has been completed. The commissioning has been delayed by 3 month but now expected by end of December 2019 instead of November as was stated in our last update.
Click here for more details
Ammonia and Captive Power Unit Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 1920 crore
8Project Event: The project has elicited the terms of references but project activities has been on hold and are likely to start in January 2020. A pre-feasibility study is ongoing, And the proposal for environmental clearance will be submitted in February 2020. after that plans will be drawn up to hire a contractor and related services.
Click here for more details
Details

Reliance gas auction: Missed opportunity for the fertilizer industry

Dec 10: The failure of the fertilizer industry to pick up a larger scoop of gas from RIL's recent 5 mmscmd auction of KG Basin gas is seen as a missed opportunity by many.
8Sources said that while GAIL was told to quote for a larger volume of gas from the auction, the briefing and instructions to the gas major were confusing.
8Find out what went wrong, and how much the fertilizer industry would have gained had it been able to garner more gas from the auction. Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Dec 10: Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 102 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in January 2020.
Click here for more details

Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project

8Cost - Rs 217 crore
8Project Event: The installation of HRSG & GTG has been completed and connectivities are being built Pre-commissioning has been started in November 2019. The commissioning is likely to be done by the end of December 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

FAI cries for help but is anyone listening?

Dec 10: Present policies for the fertilizer sector have put the domestic production of both urea and NP/ NPK fertilizers at disadvantage vis-à-vis imports.
8Discrimination is there in terms of taxation regime, reimbursement of reasonable cost and timely settling of the bills of fertilizer subsidy.
8These issues need to be addressed in new policy to ensure continued viability of the sector.
8This is what the FAI claims, but is anyone listening?
click on Reports for more Details

Urea production target will not be met

Dec 10: 8Government had set an ambitious production target of 13.92 million MT urea which had taken into account production from two new urea plants during balance period of the current year.
8However, there is unlikely to be any production from these plants during the current year.
Click on Reports for more Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Dec 10: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Transportation of Bagged Bio-fertilizers Details
8Miscellaneous Safety related jobs for SGP and WTP Details
8Repairs and Internal Acid/ Alkali resistant protective epoxy coating to Neutralization Pits in WTP Details
8Value based Biennial Rate Contract for Certification of Pressure Vessels and Pipelines Details
8Online leak sealing of channel head flanged joint of RG Boiler in Ammonia Plant Details
8Filtration of Oil and Overhauling of Transformers Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Trends in Global CO2 and Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Report Details
8The effects of K fertilizers: A Paper Details
8Transforming Food Systems with a Farmers Driven Climate Agenda: A Paper Details
8Roles of Motivation, Opportunity, Ability, and Trust in the willingness of Farmers to adopt Green Fertilization Techniques: A Paper Details
8FAI cries for help but is anyone listening? Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks mixed; Shiva Global Agro jumps 7% Details
8Agriculture Approach: Strengthening Agri-food Esteem Chains for Rancher Welfare Details
8India: Cargo volume of 12 major ports marginally up at 463MT in Apr-Nov Details
8ICAR Institutes celebrated World Soil Day highlighting the importance of Soil Health Card Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Rs 350/tonne fixed cost dispensation: When is it likely now?

Dec 09: When is the Rs 350/tonne capital cost escalation payment likely to be made by the Modi government?
8There is no new timeline, but a waiting period is now likely.
Click on Details for more Details

Fertilizer subsidy payment: Asking for the sky

Dec 09: The DOF has begun aiming for the skies so that landing can be at the tree tops
8It has asked for Rs 50,000 crore as additional dispensation till March, 2020
8Clearly, the aim seems to be to ask for a lot so that it is granted some relief
Click on Reports for more Details

Briefs

Dec 09: 8What is the percentage of private sector contribution in the manufacture of urea, DAP and complex fertilizers?
8Will private sector be given a hand in the import of urea? Details

Rs 7000 crore ammonia-urea plant: Promoter claims project is on track

Dec 12: Ammonia-Urea & Captive Power Unit Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 7000 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for the terms of references has been granted but project activity is on hold, even though the management claims proposal for the environmental clearance is likely to be submitted in February 2020, in place of September 2019, RFQ for the EPC contractor, the promoters claim, is likely to be released after the environmental clearance.
Click here for more details
Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 10 crore
8Project Event: The proposal for an environmental clearance is likely to be granted in March 2020. The new internal project committee has been form for the project, and the tender for an EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020 in place of November 2019 due to delay in the environmental clearance.
Click here for more details
Details

Madhya Pradesh farmers struggle with urea shortage as state blames centre

Dec 12: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Value based AMC contract for Servicing cum Maintenance & Supply of Spares of Fork Lifter Details
8Transportation of 380 MT Rail from Sail Bhilai Steel Plant Details
8Fabrication & Repair of support structure and grating replacement along with Miscellaneous housekeeping jobs in Ammonia Plant Details
8Peripheral Jobs to be done for carrying out piping stress analysis at high pressure pipeline spring supports at various locations in Ammonia Plant Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8World Fertilizer Outlook [December 2019] Details
8Effects of organic N-sources on maize yield components: A Paper Details
8Increase in the use of Organic Fertilizers as Complements to Inorganic Fertilizers in maintenance of Soil Fertility and Environmental Sustainability: A Paper Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Odisha] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Andhra Pradesh] Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Nutrient woes: Spoiling the party Details
8Price control: The gas on gas price deregulation Details
8Madhya Pradesh farmers struggle with urea shortage as state blames centre Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Shipment Update

Dec 12: 8Two Rock Phos shipments are coming up on 12 & 16 December 2019.
8Three Ammonia shipment are arriving on 15,16& 23 December 2019.
8One Phos acid shipment is coming up on 17 December 2019.
The information is given in terms of name of product, quantity imported, destination port, name of agent, vessel name, shipper, load port, name of the importing company, price/unit, price type (cfr, fob etc), estimated time of arrival
Click on Details for more
Details

Sirius Minerals: Can the story be over before it begins?

Dec 12: Could the UK’s most ambitious mining project really be over before production has even begun?
8Sirius Minerals has spent the past three years drumming up interest in its £4bn Woodsmith project under the North York Moors National Park. The firm is building two mile-deep shafts to access what it claims is the world’s largest and highest-grade deposit of polyhalite, a naturally occurring mineral containing potassium, magnesium, calcium and sulphur that can be processed into fertiliser.
8Iffco has a non-binding offtake agreement with Sirius Minerals
Click on Details for more Details

Global LNG suppliers bet more on Pakistan and Bangladesh than India now

Dec 12: Pakistan and Bangladesh will consume more LNG than India between now and 2030, according to a set of new projections
8And despite current headwinds, LNG producers see better prospects ahead
8Clearly, the glass is half empty or half full, depending upon whether you are a seller or buyer of LNG
Click on Details for more Details

Swan Energy's LNG project: Promoter admits to delays

Dec 12: Swan Energy has admitted that its 5 MMTPA LNG project is going to be delayed
8The company is setting up a FSRU along with a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) in Jafrabad, Gujarat
8According to initial plans, the FSRU was meant to have been delivered in December, 2019
Find out when is it scheduled to come up now and what are the real reasons for the delay. Details

TAPI pipeline unviable: Economics not logistics is the problem

Dec 12: Many believe that it is geography and politics which have come in the way of the Turkmenistan-Afganistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. The pipeline is regarded as a security and logistical nightmare as it will pass through some of the most dangerous terrains in the world.
8But that is not true. The real reason why the pipeline has not taken off so far is anchored economics and not logistics
Click on Details for more Details

Akash Sharma  has been appointed new Director (Finance) of BVFCL

Dec 11: 8Akash Sharma is set to be new Director (Finance) of Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited, a PSU under the Department of Fertilizer. Sharma’s name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Tuesday.
8BVFCL will install a new urea plant with a capacity of 8.646 LMTPA in the existing premises of BVFCL, which will subsequently replace the existing urea plants Namrup-II (capacity 2.20 LMTPA) and Namrup-III (capacity 2.70 LMTPA).
8Sharma is expected to play a key role in the expansion Details

Subsidy dispensation: DOF runs out of money

Dec 11: The DOF has run out of money sooner than later for dispensation of subsidies this year
8Will the wait for the next tranche be longer this time around?
Click on Details for more
Details

Wuhuan subcontracts out ammonia synthesis technology for Talcher coal-based urea project

Dec 11: Chinese contractor Wuhuan has subcontracted a technology licensor for its ammonia synthesis in the Talcher ammonia urea unit set up through the coal gasification route.
8The licensor will provide License and Basic Engineering Design (LBED), catalyst, and proprietary process equipment for the plant
Click on Reports for more Details

Government makes Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from december onwards

Dec 11: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Procurement of Butterfly Valves Details
8Procurement of 6” SCH 40 Carbon Steel Seamless Pipes Details
8Procurement of 12” SCH 40 Carbon Steel Seamless Pipes Details
8Stone Soling Platform at Formic Acid for Crane Movement and Miscellaneous Civil Jobs in CGP Details
8Supply of 15HP Submersible Pumps Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Wuhuan subcontracts out ammonia synthesis technology for Talcher coal-based urea project Details
8Effects of Nitrogen fertilizers: A Paper Details
8Effects of Moistube Fertigation on Infiltration and Distribution of Water-Fertilizer in Mixing Waste Biomass Soil: A Paper Details
8A complex assessment of mineral fertilizers with humic substances in an agro-ecosystem of acid soil: A Paper Details
8Effects of spraying with Tecamin Algae and NPK fertilizer: A Paper Details
8The Potential Role of Cobalt and Organic Fertilizers: A Paper Details
8FAI Training Programme on Challenges and Strategies for Fertilizer Industry [February 2020] Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8RIL plans to develop chemical facility in Ruwais with Adnoc Details
8India reduced emissions intensity of GDP by 21 per cent: Javadekar Details
8Azerbaijan launches joint venture on organic fertilizer production Details
8Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from Dec onwards Details
8Seaweed-based biostimulants to enhance productivity Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Dec 11: Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The project is in the initial phase of commissioning. 95% of installation work has been completed. The commissioning has been delayed by 3 month but now expected by end of December 2019 instead of November as was stated in our last update.
Click here for more details
Ammonia and Captive Power Unit Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 1920 crore
8Project Event: The project has elicited the terms of references but project activities has been on hold and are likely to start in January 2020. A pre-feasibility study is ongoing, And the proposal for environmental clearance will be submitted in February 2020. after that plans will be drawn up to hire a contractor and related services.
Click here for more details
Details

Reliance gas auction: Missed opportunity for the fertilizer industry

Dec 10: The failure of the fertilizer industry to pick up a larger scoop of gas from RIL's recent 5 mmscmd auction of KG Basin gas is seen as a missed opportunity by many.
8Sources said that while GAIL was told to quote for a larger volume of gas from the auction, the briefing and instructions to the gas major were confusing.
8Find out what went wrong, and how much the fertilizer industry would have gained had it been able to garner more gas from the auction. Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Dec 10: Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 102 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in January 2020.
Click here for more details

Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project

8Cost - Rs 217 crore
8Project Event: The installation of HRSG & GTG has been completed and connectivities are being built Pre-commissioning has been started in November 2019. The commissioning is likely to be done by the end of December 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

FAI cries for help but is anyone listening?

Dec 10: Present policies for the fertilizer sector have put the domestic production of both urea and NP/ NPK fertilizers at disadvantage vis-à-vis imports.
8Discrimination is there in terms of taxation regime, reimbursement of reasonable cost and timely settling of the bills of fertilizer subsidy.
8These issues need to be addressed in new policy to ensure continued viability of the sector.
8This is what the FAI claims, but is anyone listening?
click on Reports for more Details

Urea production target will not be met

Dec 10: 8Government had set an ambitious production target of 13.92 million MT urea which had taken into account production from two new urea plants during balance period of the current year.
8However, there is unlikely to be any production from these plants during the current year.
Click on Reports for more Details

Download Reports, Tenders and Newsclips

Dec 10: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Transportation of Bagged Bio-fertilizers Details
8Miscellaneous Safety related jobs for SGP and WTP Details
8Repairs and Internal Acid/ Alkali resistant protective epoxy coating to Neutralization Pits in WTP Details
8Value based Biennial Rate Contract for Certification of Pressure Vessels and Pipelines Details
8Online leak sealing of channel head flanged joint of RG Boiler in Ammonia Plant Details
8Filtration of Oil and Overhauling of Transformers Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Trends in Global CO2 and Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Report Details
8The effects of K fertilizers: A Paper Details
8Transforming Food Systems with a Farmers Driven Climate Agenda: A Paper Details
8Roles of Motivation, Opportunity, Ability, and Trust in the willingness of Farmers to adopt Green Fertilization Techniques: A Paper Details
8FAI cries for help but is anyone listening? Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Share market update: Fertilizer stocks mixed; Shiva Global Agro jumps 7% Details
8Agriculture Approach: Strengthening Agri-food Esteem Chains for Rancher Welfare Details
8India: Cargo volume of 12 major ports marginally up at 463MT in Apr-Nov Details
8ICAR Institutes celebrated World Soil Day highlighting the importance of Soil Health Card Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Rs 350/tonne fixed cost dispensation: When is it likely now?

Dec 09: When is the Rs 350/tonne capital cost escalation payment likely to be made by the Modi government?
8There is no new timeline, but a waiting period is now likely.
Click on Details for more Details

Fertilizer subsidy payment: Asking for the sky

Dec 09: The DOF has begun aiming for the skies so that landing can be at the tree tops
8It has asked for Rs 50,000 crore as additional dispensation till March, 2020
8Clearly, the aim seems to be to ask for a lot so that it is granted some relief
Click on Reports for more Details

Briefs

Dec 09: 8What is the percentage of private sector contribution in the manufacture of urea, DAP and complex fertilizers?
8Will private sector be given a hand in the import of urea? Details
  • Dec 09: Fertilizer subsidy payment: Asking for the sky :Details
  • Dec 09: Shipment Update:Details
  • Dec 09: Recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces carbon: Study:Details
  • Dec 06: Soil heath cards: Benefits are there for everyone to see:Details
  • Dec 06: Rs 400 crore NPK Fertilizer Greenfield Project: Looking for an alternate site:Details
  • Dec 06: RIL gas auction: Buyers are willing to risk 6-year contracts:Details