Paradeep: Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has recently been awarded a contract from Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) for the expansion of their phosphoric acid plant in Paradeep, Odisha (India), based on the Di-hydrate technology from Prayon Technologies of Belgium. PPL is a leading fertilizer company in India and part of the Adventz Group. The project will increase the capacity of the existing plant from 1,000 tons to 1,400 tons of phosphoric acid per day. The phosphoric acid produced will be utilized by Paradeep Phosphates in the manufacturing of phosphate fertilizers such as DAP (diammonium phosphate) and NPK (compound/multi-nutrient fertilizers). The company is in the process of revamping their DAP-NPK facility as well.
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will provide engineering and technical procurement services which will cover the plant’s reaction unit, filtration unit, dry rock grinding section and an additional cooling tower cell. The project is planned to be completed within a period of 22 months from the Effective Date of the Contract.
P. D. Samudra, CEO and Managing Director at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) said: “Paradeep Phosphates has been one of our earliest customers in India. Way back in the late eighties and nineties, we built for them what is still one of India’s largest cryogenic ammonia storage tank farms. We are proud to be assisting them in this prestigious fertilizer project, by leveraging our experience in the phosphatic fertilizer sector.”
Ranjit Chugh, COO of Paradeep Phosphates said: “The setting up of this phosphoric acid plant is aligned with our plans for expanding our footprint in the phosphatic fertilizer industry. We are happy that thyssenkrupp, who has considerable experience in the field is partnering with us in this project.”
The project vindicates thyssenkrupp’s experience in the fertilizer sector. The engineering major has recently commissioned a similar project for another fertilizer major in India.