IFFCO, a large Indian fertilizer producer and marketer, has signed off the official acceptance certificate of one of the largest fertilizer revamping project recently carried out in India, involving 13 plants (5 ammonia and 8 urea, respectively, located on 3 sites far apart each other), originally commissioned between the 70’s and the 90’s.
Back in 2014, IFFCO entrusted Casale to devise and be the overall licensor of such revamp, whose target was to reduce the energy consumption of all the plants concerned. After defining the revamping schemes, Casale was responsible for the basic design, the supply of proprietary technologies and equipment, the check of detail engineering design performed by a local reputed company and site assistance.
The project was particularly challenging for several reasons, such as the tight schedule imposed, the large number of plants involved, the necessity to develop common solutions to be implemented in plants originally designed according to different technologies. A crucial factor for the final success was Casale’s ability to take on unique responsibility for the entire complexes, stemming from its experience in both ammonia and urea, and including the optimization the common utility networks.
A close-knit cooperation between the Customer, Casale and the local Contractor was also essential. It took less than 26 months form contract signature to commission all the plants. A detailed report of this noteworthy achievement is going to be discussed at the coming FAI seminar in New Delhi, from 5 to 7 December 2018 and will then be available on our website Please stay tuned for more information.