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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?.  Software update: Two new greenfield fertilizer projects.  India: Major ports record muted performance on fall in coal, fertilizer cargo.  Shipment Update.  Yara announces closure of one of its global ammonia units.  Zuari bailed out by OCP.  Information technology and better targeting of subsidies: Know more .  Rs 1517 crore NPK project hanging fire: Owner says decision in December.  

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

Software update: Two new greenfield fertilizer projects

Nov 15: Two fresh greenfield plants have come up in the fertilizer sector
DAP Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The studies are ongoing, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Phosphoric acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 50 crore
8Project Event: The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in March 2020.
Click here for more details  Details

India: Major ports record muted performance on fall in coal, fertilizer cargo

Nov 15: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Deputation of service engineer for trouble shooting and overhauling jobs on Centrifugal pumps Details
8Online Leak Sealing using polymer/ resin based technique on Nitric Acid and NOx gas piping and ducting at Nitric acid plant Details
8Repair of support structure and grating replacement along with miscellaneous housekeeping jobs Details
8Replacement of Dampers of Hot Air Duct and flue gas duct of Boilers Details
8Empanelment of SSP units for supply of SSP for further Marketing in different states Details
8Miscellaneous Electrical Jobs on ARC Basis in Factory and Township Details
8Disposal of Ash from Ash ponds of Bathinda Unit Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Yara closes ammonia plant in Trinidad: A Paper Details
8Reducing the need for artificial fertilisers: An Analysis Details
8Growth Characteristics of Lettuce as affected by Biochars and Inorganic Fertilizer: A Review Details
8Organic Manure coupled with Inorganic Fertilizer: An Approach for the Sustainable Production Details
8Impact of bio and mineral fertilizers: A Paper Details
8Impact of Nitrogen Fertilizer Levels: A Paper Details
8Faecal Sludge derived products as Fertilizer for Lettuce Cultivation in Urban Agriculture: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Modi woos BRICS business leaders, says India world’s ‘most open, investment friendly’ economy Details
8India: Major ports record muted performance on fall in coal, fertilizer cargo Details
8MP Govt to kick off Programme against Sub-standard Seeds and Fertilisers to boost agriculture in state Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Shipment Update

Nov 15: 8One MOP shipment is coming up on 20 November 2019.
8One Phos acid shipment is coming up on 18 November 2019
8One Sulphuric acid shipment is coming up on 15 November 2019.
Click on Details for more
Details

Yara announces closure of one of its global ammonia units

Nov 15: Yara has announced the closure of one of its urea plants
8The impairment cost is going to be $25 million
Click on Details for more   Details

Zuari bailed out by OCP

Nov 15: Zuari seems to have worked out a bail out deal with OCP Group for a share of the company's assets
8All aspects of the deal are not known
Click on Details for more Details

Information technology and better targeting of subsidies: Know more

Nov 14: The website carries here a detailed point-by-point guide on how information technology can help transform Indian agriculture.
8Also know more on how subsidies can be better targeted through digitization (and geo mapping of land records) and leasing agreements.
8Understand more on how institutional finance can be fixed using new technology
Click on Reports for more Details

Rs 1517 crore NPK project hanging fire: Owner says decision in December

Nov 14: NPK Fertilizer Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 1517 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for EPC contractor was floated in February 2017 and price bid has opened in Jan 2018, due to high price bid & land issue finalization has been a delay. Still, the discussion is ongoing between JV, it is likely to be finalized in December 2019
Click here for more details
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

Software update: Two new greenfield fertilizer projects

Nov 15: Two fresh greenfield plants have come up in the fertilizer sector
DAP Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 100 crore
8Project Event: The studies are ongoing, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in April 2020.
Click here for more details
Phosphoric acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 50 crore
8Project Event: The RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in March 2020.
Click here for more details  Details

India: Major ports record muted performance on fall in coal, fertilizer cargo

Nov 15: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Deputation of service engineer for trouble shooting and overhauling jobs on Centrifugal pumps Details
8Online Leak Sealing using polymer/ resin based technique on Nitric Acid and NOx gas piping and ducting at Nitric acid plant Details
8Repair of support structure and grating replacement along with miscellaneous housekeeping jobs Details
8Replacement of Dampers of Hot Air Duct and flue gas duct of Boilers Details
8Empanelment of SSP units for supply of SSP for further Marketing in different states Details
8Miscellaneous Electrical Jobs on ARC Basis in Factory and Township Details
8Disposal of Ash from Ash ponds of Bathinda Unit Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Yara closes ammonia plant in Trinidad: A Paper Details
8Reducing the need for artificial fertilisers: An Analysis Details
8Growth Characteristics of Lettuce as affected by Biochars and Inorganic Fertilizer: A Review Details
8Organic Manure coupled with Inorganic Fertilizer: An Approach for the Sustainable Production Details
8Impact of bio and mineral fertilizers: A Paper Details
8Impact of Nitrogen Fertilizer Levels: A Paper Details
8Faecal Sludge derived products as Fertilizer for Lettuce Cultivation in Urban Agriculture: A Paper Details
For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Modi woos BRICS business leaders, says India world’s ‘most open, investment friendly’ economy Details
8India: Major ports record muted performance on fall in coal, fertilizer cargo Details
8MP Govt to kick off Programme against Sub-standard Seeds and Fertilisers to boost agriculture in state Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Shipment Update

Nov 15: 8One MOP shipment is coming up on 20 November 2019.
8One Phos acid shipment is coming up on 18 November 2019
8One Sulphuric acid shipment is coming up on 15 November 2019.
Click on Details for more
Details

Yara announces closure of one of its global ammonia units

Nov 15: Yara has announced the closure of one of its urea plants
8The impairment cost is going to be $25 million
Click on Details for more   Details

Zuari bailed out by OCP

Nov 15: Zuari seems to have worked out a bail out deal with OCP Group for a share of the company's assets
8All aspects of the deal are not known
Click on Details for more Details

Information technology and better targeting of subsidies: Know more

Nov 14: The website carries here a detailed point-by-point guide on how information technology can help transform Indian agriculture.
8Also know more on how subsidies can be better targeted through digitization (and geo mapping of land records) and leasing agreements.
8Understand more on how institutional finance can be fixed using new technology
Click on Reports for more Details

Rs 1517 crore NPK project hanging fire: Owner says decision in December

Nov 14: NPK Fertilizer Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 1517 crore
8Project Event: RFQ for EPC contractor was floated in February 2017 and price bid has opened in Jan 2018, due to high price bid & land issue finalization has been a delay. Still, the discussion is ongoing between JV, it is likely to be finalized in December 2019
Click here for more details
Details
  • Nov 14: Rs 1517 crore NPK project hanging fire: Owner says decision in December:Details
  • Nov 14: Mid to small fertilizer projects attracting big contractor interest:Details
  • Nov 13: Staring at a bleak future: Nagarjuna has a lot of red ink on its balance sheet:Details
  • Nov 13: Shipment Update:Details
  • Nov 13: Strapped of cash, Sirius divides POLY4 project into two parts:Details
  • Nov 13: Software update: Fertilizer projects:Details