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Direct transfer of subsidy to farmers: DOF not too keen?.  Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project: Two in the race for PMC.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-I: Surprising conclusions.  RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-II: ONGC worried.  RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-III: Did ONGC make a mistake spurning RIL-BP offer?.  Crop insurance flaws fuel farm distress.  GSFC: Down for now, but turnaround around the corner.  Software update: Fertilizer projects.  Swan Energy's FSRU-based LNG project: Right now it is in a bit of a problem.  Swan vs. H-Energy: Both made their mistakes.  Rs 80,000 crore ONGC investment in gas: Update.  Bill Gates: Small farmers can adapt to damages of climate change if right info provided.  Fresh fertilizer projects.  Coromandel: The going is good.  Thyssenkrupp bags deal.  Gas auction postponed in anticipation of a "big announcement" from government.  Shipment Update.  Essar, Adani, GAIL buy bulk of Reliance gas; fertiliser companies skip.  Subsidy money to run out in December: What are the available options?.  

Direct transfer of subsidy to farmers: DOF not too keen?

Nov 20: It looks like DOF is not greatly in support of the Niti Aayog policy push for direct transfer of subsidy to farmers and selling the product at full cost
8Find out what the DOF argument is
Click on Details for now Details

Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project: Two in the race for PMC

Nov 20: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The race is on between two companies for the  Project Management Consultant's job, the technical and financial bids have been opened and the finalization is due at the end of November 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Nov 20: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The procurement work is ongoing, The equipment installation is ongoing at the site, The project Mechanical completion and Commercial Operation Date is scheduled in Nov 2020 and Feb 2021 respectively..
Click here for more details

Ammonia-Urea Annual Maintenance Project   
8Cost - Rs 30 crore
8Project Event: The discussion process is ongoing, RFQ for the registered maintenenace contractor is likely to be released in December or January 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-I: Surprising conclusions

Nov 20: The RIL-BP combine has sold 5 MMSCMD of gas in an auction last week
8Find out more on the prices that were obtained
8What kind of slope to the Brent was eventually decided
8Some surprising conclusions have resulted from the auction
Click on Details for more Details

RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-II: ONGC worried

Nov 20: The price elicited for the RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas has got ONGC worried.
8If prices remain this low for the next 4 to 5 years, as by quite a few projections they are likely to stay, the viability of its massive $5billion KG basin investment may come into question. As of now, the RIL auction price is way below the breakeven price for ONGC.
8Meanwhile, ONGC has put off its auction of first gas out of the KG-DWN-98/2 block till next month.
Click on Details for more Details

RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-III: Did ONGC make a mistake spurning RIL-BP offer?

Nov 20: Did ONGC make a mistake by spurning an RIL-BP offer to develop the KG-DWN-98/2 block using common and redundant infrastructure build for the KG-D-6 block?
8That decision making process at that time may come under fresh scrutiny if ONGC's asking price for KG Basin gas remains lower than its hurdle rate, as the RIL-BP duo had at that point in time said to our website that ONGC could have saved Rs 10,000 crore of capex if infrastructure was shared
Click on Details for more
Details

Crop insurance flaws fuel farm distress

Nov 20: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of MOP in bulk Details
8Corrigendum: Biennial rate contract for online leak sealing of various sizes of elbow, tee, flanges, valve body in Urea and ABC and other plants Details
8Corrigendum: Repairing of Amtech make VFDs in PAP Plant Details
8Value Based Miscellaneous Contract for Conveyor Belt Shifting, Joining & Rubber Lagging Jobs in Bagging & Material Handling Plant Details
8Procurement of GTG Operational Spares Details
8Structural Health/ Condition Assessment and Issue of Stability Certificates for various Structures and Buildings in Ammonia, Urea and Central Stores Area Details
8Procurement of new silent 62.5 KVA Diesel Generator Set Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Adoption of Climate Resilient Practices by farmers: A Paper Details
8Productivity, Nutrient Composition and Hydrocyanic Acid Concentration of Super-2 Forage Sorghum at different NPK levels: A Paper Details
8The effectiveness of chemicals: A Paper Details
8Renewable source of energy demands through production of bio-gas: A Paper Details
8Enhancing Rice Production by Potassium Management: Recommended reasonable Fertilization Strategies Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Beyond the green revolution Details
8Crop insurance flaws fuel farm distress Details
8A greater ease of living Details
8Scientists have detected a rapid spike of a widely overlooked Greenhouse Gas Details
8Land Degradation, Desertification and Food Security in India Details
8Companies Act amendment likely to trigger easier rights issue norms Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

GSFC: Down for now, but turnaround around the corner

Nov 19: GSFC reported weak set of results for Q2FY20.
8The management claims that while fertilizers volume were down during in H1, company would be able to surpass last year’s volume in FY20 as it expects H2 to be better than H1.
8Industrial segment performance was impacted by low crude oil prices and the shutdown of the mmonia plant but resumption of plant and improvement in utilization in the melamine plant are likely to improve sales in coming quarters.
Click on Reports for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Nov 19: Phosphoric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 1100 crore
8Project Event: The Company has been selected Jacobs as the EPCM contractor and the RFQs for the long lead items are being released one by one. An RFQ for the Rotray Dryers & Tanks has been released and RFQ for the Cyclone system & Air Pollution control system is likely to be released at the end of November 2019. The construction is likely to be started in December in place of November 2019 due to delay in the procurement work.
Click here for more details
NPK-SSP & Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project 

8Cost - Rs 15 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for a contractor is likely to be released after environmental clearance. The public hearing has been completed but environmental clearance is due and it is likely to be elicited at the end of December 2019 while it was expected in September earlier. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in January 2020.
Click here for more details

Ammonia-Urea Annual Maintenance Project   
8Cost - Rs 20 crore
 
8Project Event: RFQ for a registered maintenance contractor is likely to be released in ecember 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

Swan Energy's FSRU-based LNG project: Right now it is in a bit of a problem

Nov 19: Swan Energy had bought an FSRU for its LNG terminal at Jafrabad in Gujarat
8But the project seems to have run into a bit of a spot, and the promoters stand to lose money for now
Click on Details for more Details

Swan vs. H-Energy: Both made their mistakes

Nov 19: Swan Energy and H-Energy have embraced the FSRU model to set up their LNG terminals
8But despite the similarities, the two models are widely dissimilar
8One is far more riskier than the other, but both made their mistakes
Click on Details for more Details

Rs 80,000 crore ONGC investment in gas: Update

Nov 19: ONGC has invested around Rs 80,000 crore to raise its gas production
8Even so, production may fall short of target
8But clearly enough, it will be gas production along and not crude that will drive the company's future
Click on Details for more Details

Bill Gates: Small farmers can adapt to damages of climate change if right info provided

Nov 19: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Procurement of Stud Bolts Details
8Procurement of Elbows & Flanges Details
8Appointment of Handling and Transportation Contractor at Chiindwara Rake Point Details
8Installation of DM Water Tank and DM Water Pump-Motor sets near SGP Boiler Details
8Supply of Telescopic Geared Motor for Wagon Loader Details
8Supply of Tongue Rails Details
8ARC of Spares Details
8Annual Rate Contract for Miscellaneous Civil work for Townships Details
8Procurement of Submersible Pumps Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Nitrogen Fertilizer amendment alter the Bacterial Community Structure: An Analysis Details
8Economic efficiency of mineral fertilizers: An Analysis Details
8GSFC: Down for now, but turnaround around the corner Details
8Research of the Operator’s Advisory System based on Fuzzy Logic for Pelletizing Equipment: A Paper Details
8OCP Group expects ammonia plant in Nigeria to begin production in late 2023: A News Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Congress demands dismissal of Odisha Agriculture minister for misleading the Assembly on Kalia scheme Details
8BJP "disappointed" Maharashtra farmers with "Meagre" relief: Shiv Sena Details
8Bill Gates: Small farmers can adapt to damages of climate change if right info provided Details
8Going back to the roots with natural farming Details
8A new government report suggests Rs 2,904 Crore compensation for farmers of this region Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Fresh fertilizer projects

Nov 18: Ammonia/Nitric Acid/SOP Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 200 crore
8Project Event: The Discussion process is ongoing RFQ for the Project Management Consultant and the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Sulphuric Acid Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 50 crore
8Project Event: The discussion process is ongoing RFQ for the EPC comtrator is likely to be released in April 2019.
Click here for more details Details

Coromandel: The going is good

Nov 18: Encouraging government policies, new product launches, good monsoon and gains from backward integration are factors working in favour of Coromandel international.
8Find out what else is going good for this company
Click on Reports for more Details

Thyssenkrupp bags deal

Nov 18: Thyssenkrupp bags a contract
8It is for a phosphoric acid expansion
8Also technology support will be given for the DAP-NPK revamp
Click on Details for more Details

Gas auction postponed in anticipation of a "big announcement" from government

Nov 18: There seems to be a "big announcement" likely from the government on the gas front
8Anticipating this, the gas purchase bidding date has been extended for one tender
Click on Details for more Details

Shipment Update

Nov 18: 8One Ammonia shipment is coming up on 21 November 2019.
8Two Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 21 & 29 November 2019.
8One Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 29 November 2019.
Click on Details for more
Details

Essar, Adani, GAIL buy bulk of Reliance gas; fertiliser companies skip

Nov 18: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of Magnetic Flow Element cum Transmitters Details
8Corrigendum: Engineering and Project Management Services for De-commissioning, Inspection, Repair and Re-commissioning of 20,000 MT Liquid Ammonia Storage Tank Details
8Corrigendum: Lining up of Contract for Cleaning Storm Water and Plant internal drain Channels in Steam Generation Group Details
8Procurement of 3.3 KV HT Switch Board Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Coromandel: The going is good Details
8Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Paradeep Phosphates inks contract: A News Details
8Nutrient analysis of liquid organic fertilizer from agricultural waste and rumen liquid: A Paper Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Thiruvananthapuram] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Tamil Nadu] Details
8Rainfall Variability across the Agro-Climatic Zones of a Tropical Highlands: A Paper Details

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Centre to hold high-level meeting with officials from northern states over pollution Details
8How India’s growth bubble fizzled out Details
8‘Less time to dispose of residue forces farm fires’ Details
8Essar, Adani, GAIL buy bulk of Reliance gas; fertiliser companies skip Details
8Oman provides India strategic depth in West Asia and Eastern African region Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Subsidy money to run out in December: What are the available options?

Nov 15: At a time when the urea industry is reeling under a squeeze, following delayed payments under the DBT system, yet another worry looms ahead
8The exchequer is expected to run out of money by December
8There was expectation that the Rs 350 per tonne capital subsidy will come through but that seems to be stuck as of now
8So what can the government do to bail out the industry, where signs of sickness are clearly evident?
Click on Details for more Details

Direct transfer of subsidy to farmers: DOF not too keen?

Nov 20: It looks like DOF is not greatly in support of the Niti Aayog policy push for direct transfer of subsidy to farmers and selling the product at full cost
8Find out what the DOF argument is
Click on Details for now Details

Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project: Two in the race for PMC

Nov 20: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The race is on between two companies for the  Project Management Consultant's job, the technical and financial bids have been opened and the finalization is due at the end of November 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Nov 20: Ammonia-Urea Brownfield Project
8Cost - Rs 6000 crore
8Project Event: The procurement work is ongoing, The equipment installation is ongoing at the site, The project Mechanical completion and Commercial Operation Date is scheduled in Nov 2020 and Feb 2021 respectively..
Click here for more details

Ammonia-Urea Annual Maintenance Project   
8Cost - Rs 30 crore
8Project Event: The discussion process is ongoing, RFQ for the registered maintenenace contractor is likely to be released in December or January 2020.
Click here for more details
Details

RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-I: Surprising conclusions

Nov 20: The RIL-BP combine has sold 5 MMSCMD of gas in an auction last week
8Find out more on the prices that were obtained
8What kind of slope to the Brent was eventually decided
8Some surprising conclusions have resulted from the auction
Click on Details for more Details

RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-II: ONGC worried

Nov 20: The price elicited for the RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas has got ONGC worried.
8If prices remain this low for the next 4 to 5 years, as by quite a few projections they are likely to stay, the viability of its massive $5billion KG basin investment may come into question. As of now, the RIL auction price is way below the breakeven price for ONGC.
8Meanwhile, ONGC has put off its auction of first gas out of the KG-DWN-98/2 block till next month.
Click on Details for more Details

RIL-BP auction of 5 mmscmd of gas-III: Did ONGC make a mistake spurning RIL-BP offer?

Nov 20: Did ONGC make a mistake by spurning an RIL-BP offer to develop the KG-DWN-98/2 block using common and redundant infrastructure build for the KG-D-6 block?
8That decision making process at that time may come under fresh scrutiny if ONGC's asking price for KG Basin gas remains lower than its hurdle rate, as the RIL-BP duo had at that point in time said to our website that ONGC could have saved Rs 10,000 crore of capex if infrastructure was shared
Click on Details for more
Details

Crop insurance flaws fuel farm distress

Nov 20: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of MOP in bulk Details
8Corrigendum: Biennial rate contract for online leak sealing of various sizes of elbow, tee, flanges, valve body in Urea and ABC and other plants Details
8Corrigendum: Repairing of Amtech make VFDs in PAP Plant Details
8Value Based Miscellaneous Contract for Conveyor Belt Shifting, Joining & Rubber Lagging Jobs in Bagging & Material Handling Plant Details
8Procurement of GTG Operational Spares Details
8Structural Health/ Condition Assessment and Issue of Stability Certificates for various Structures and Buildings in Ammonia, Urea and Central Stores Area Details
8Procurement of new silent 62.5 KVA Diesel Generator Set Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Adoption of Climate Resilient Practices by farmers: A Paper Details
8Productivity, Nutrient Composition and Hydrocyanic Acid Concentration of Super-2 Forage Sorghum at different NPK levels: A Paper Details
8The effectiveness of chemicals: A Paper Details
8Renewable source of energy demands through production of bio-gas: A Paper Details
8Enhancing Rice Production by Potassium Management: Recommended reasonable Fertilization Strategies Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Beyond the green revolution Details
8Crop insurance flaws fuel farm distress Details
8A greater ease of living Details
8Scientists have detected a rapid spike of a widely overlooked Greenhouse Gas Details
8Land Degradation, Desertification and Food Security in India Details
8Companies Act amendment likely to trigger easier rights issue norms Details

You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

GSFC: Down for now, but turnaround around the corner

Nov 19: GSFC reported weak set of results for Q2FY20.
8The management claims that while fertilizers volume were down during in H1, company would be able to surpass last year’s volume in FY20 as it expects H2 to be better than H1.
8Industrial segment performance was impacted by low crude oil prices and the shutdown of the mmonia plant but resumption of plant and improvement in utilization in the melamine plant are likely to improve sales in coming quarters.
Click on Reports for more Details

Software update: Fertilizer projects

Nov 19: Phosphoric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 1100 crore
8Project Event: The Company has been selected Jacobs as the EPCM contractor and the RFQs for the long lead items are being released one by one. An RFQ for the Rotray Dryers & Tanks has been released and RFQ for the Cyclone system & Air Pollution control system is likely to be released at the end of November 2019. The construction is likely to be started in December in place of November 2019 due to delay in the procurement work.
Click here for more details
NPK-SSP & Sulphuric Acid Expansion Project 

8Cost - Rs 15 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for a contractor is likely to be released after environmental clearance. The public hearing has been completed but environmental clearance is due and it is likely to be elicited at the end of December 2019 while it was expected in September earlier. The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in January 2020.
Click here for more details

Ammonia-Urea Annual Maintenance Project   
8Cost - Rs 20 crore
 
8Project Event: RFQ for a registered maintenance contractor is likely to be released in ecember 2019.
Click here for more details
Details

Swan Energy's FSRU-based LNG project: Right now it is in a bit of a problem

Nov 19: Swan Energy had bought an FSRU for its LNG terminal at Jafrabad in Gujarat
8But the project seems to have run into a bit of a spot, and the promoters stand to lose money for now
Click on Details for more Details

Swan vs. H-Energy: Both made their mistakes

Nov 19: Swan Energy and H-Energy have embraced the FSRU model to set up their LNG terminals
8But despite the similarities, the two models are widely dissimilar
8One is far more riskier than the other, but both made their mistakes
Click on Details for more Details

Rs 80,000 crore ONGC investment in gas: Update

Nov 19: ONGC has invested around Rs 80,000 crore to raise its gas production
8Even so, production may fall short of target
8But clearly enough, it will be gas production along and not crude that will drive the company's future
Click on Details for more Details

Bill Gates: Small farmers can adapt to damages of climate change if right info provided

Nov 19: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Procurement of Stud Bolts Details
8Procurement of Elbows & Flanges Details
8Appointment of Handling and Transportation Contractor at Chiindwara Rake Point Details
8Installation of DM Water Tank and DM Water Pump-Motor sets near SGP Boiler Details
8Supply of Telescopic Geared Motor for Wagon Loader Details
8Supply of Tongue Rails Details
8ARC of Spares Details
8Annual Rate Contract for Miscellaneous Civil work for Townships Details
8Procurement of Submersible Pumps Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Nitrogen Fertilizer amendment alter the Bacterial Community Structure: An Analysis Details
8Economic efficiency of mineral fertilizers: An Analysis Details
8GSFC: Down for now, but turnaround around the corner Details
8Research of the Operator’s Advisory System based on Fuzzy Logic for Pelletizing Equipment: A Paper Details
8OCP Group expects ammonia plant in Nigeria to begin production in late 2023: A News Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Congress demands dismissal of Odisha Agriculture minister for misleading the Assembly on Kalia scheme Details
8BJP "disappointed" Maharashtra farmers with "Meagre" relief: Shiv Sena Details
8Bill Gates: Small farmers can adapt to damages of climate change if right info provided Details
8Going back to the roots with natural farming Details
8A new government report suggests Rs 2,904 Crore compensation for farmers of this region Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Fresh fertilizer projects

Nov 18: Ammonia/Nitric Acid/SOP Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 200 crore
8Project Event: The Discussion process is ongoing RFQ for the Project Management Consultant and the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Sulphuric Acid Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 50 crore
8Project Event: The discussion process is ongoing RFQ for the EPC comtrator is likely to be released in April 2019.
Click here for more details Details

Coromandel: The going is good

Nov 18: Encouraging government policies, new product launches, good monsoon and gains from backward integration are factors working in favour of Coromandel international.
8Find out what else is going good for this company
Click on Reports for more Details

Thyssenkrupp bags deal

Nov 18: Thyssenkrupp bags a contract
8It is for a phosphoric acid expansion
8Also technology support will be given for the DAP-NPK revamp
Click on Details for more Details

Gas auction postponed in anticipation of a "big announcement" from government

Nov 18: There seems to be a "big announcement" likely from the government on the gas front
8Anticipating this, the gas purchase bidding date has been extended for one tender
Click on Details for more Details

Shipment Update

Nov 18: 8One Ammonia shipment is coming up on 21 November 2019.
8Two Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 21 & 29 November 2019.
8One Rock Phos shipment is coming up on 29 November 2019.
Click on Details for more
Details

Essar, Adani, GAIL buy bulk of Reliance gas; fertiliser companies skip

Nov 18: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of Magnetic Flow Element cum Transmitters Details
8Corrigendum: Engineering and Project Management Services for De-commissioning, Inspection, Repair and Re-commissioning of 20,000 MT Liquid Ammonia Storage Tank Details
8Corrigendum: Lining up of Contract for Cleaning Storm Water and Plant internal drain Channels in Steam Generation Group Details
8Procurement of 3.3 KV HT Switch Board Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Coromandel: The going is good Details
8Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Paradeep Phosphates inks contract: A News Details
8Nutrient analysis of liquid organic fertilizer from agricultural waste and rumen liquid: A Paper Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Thiruvananthapuram] Details
8Agrometeorological Advisory Bulletin [Tamil Nadu] Details
8Rainfall Variability across the Agro-Climatic Zones of a Tropical Highlands: A Paper Details

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Centre to hold high-level meeting with officials from northern states over pollution Details
8How India’s growth bubble fizzled out Details
8‘Less time to dispose of residue forces farm fires’ Details
8Essar, Adani, GAIL buy bulk of Reliance gas; fertiliser companies skip Details
8Oman provides India strategic depth in West Asia and Eastern African region Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Subsidy money to run out in December: What are the available options?

Nov 15: At a time when the urea industry is reeling under a squeeze, following delayed payments under the DBT system, yet another worry looms ahead
8The exchequer is expected to run out of money by December
8There was expectation that the Rs 350 per tonne capital subsidy will come through but that seems to be stuck as of now
8So what can the government do to bail out the industry, where signs of sickness are clearly evident?
Click on Details for more Details
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