Commercial production starts at Sindri Unit of HURL

The Sindri unit of the Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) has commenced commercial production of urea and has despatched the first lot to Deoghar

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Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd (HURL)

Dhanbad: The Sindri unit of the Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) has commenced commercial production of urea and has despatched the first lot to Deoghar, an official said. He also said that the plant would begin production in full swing (as per capacity) at the end of this month. The plant has a target to produce 11.75 lakh tonne per annum. Each of the three fertiliser plants at Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sindri (Jharkhand) and Barauni (Bihar) would produce 2,200 metric tonne of ammonia and 3,850 metric tonne of neem-coated urea on a daily basis.

Natural gas which is the feedstock of the plants would be supplied by gas pooling mechanism at a uniform delivered price to all the fertilizer plants on the gas grid for production of urea.

First commercial production despatched to Deoghar: VP

The first commercial production of the plant was despatched for Deoghar, said Dipen Roy, HURL Senior Vice President, who flagged off the truck. “The plant’s per day output is 3,850 tonne of urea and 2,250 tonne of ammonia,” said Roy.

PM laid foundation of Sindri Plant in May 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2018 had laid the foundation stones for Rs 27,000-crore projects in Jharkhand that included the revival of the Sindri Fertilizer Project of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd and Patratu Super Thermal Power project.

Officials said that as per original plans, the Sindri unit was scheduled to commence commercial production in December 2020 which got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coal India’s Director Debashish Nanda takes over as Chairman of HURL

HURL: A joint venture consortium of 5 PSUs

Fertiliser Corporation of India’s (FCI) Sindri unit shut down in December 2002 and HURL unit was designed to compensate for the loss. HURL came into being in June 2016 as a joint venture consortium of five public sector units for supplying and catering to the urea need of the farmers in eastern and northern parts of the country.

CIL, NTPC and Indian Oil Corporation are the lead promoters of HURL holding a total of 89 percent equity (29.67 percent each). Fertiliser Corporation of India Ltd and Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation Ltd hold the remaining 11 percent share.

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