13 February 2013

Matix Fertilizers trying to get environmental clearance for 2nd Phase expansion

Matix Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (MFCL), after completing its 1st Phase, is trying to get environmental clearance from Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, for its 2nd Phase expansion to make the capacity double from 1.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of urea. The company has to invest Rs 5000 crore for this 2nd Phase expansion in its existing fertilizer complex at Panagarh, Burdwan district, West Bengal.

This 2nd Phase expansion includes an increase in its captive power generation capacity by 67MW to 100 MW. The project would involve debottlenecking of upcoming ammonia and urea plants as well as setting up of a new ammonia-urea stream.    

The new stream would comprise a 2530 tonnes per day (tpd) ammonia plant and a 4430 tonnes per day (tpd) urea plant and a gas-based 67 MW captive power plant.

The debottlenecking segment of the project envisages increase in ammonia capacity to 2530 tpd from 2200 tpd and urea capacity to 4430 tpd from 3850 tpd.

Matix Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited is promoted by Kanodia family of the Datamatics Group. The company is using coal bed methane (CBM) gas as feedstock for the urea and power production. This CBM gas is coming from the Raniganj block, near Panagarh in West Bengal.

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