India’s Coromandel to build Kakinada fertilizer complex

  • : Fertilizers
  • 24/05/02

Indian fertilizer producer Coromandel International will build a 650 t/d phosphoric acid-sulphuric acid complex facility in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh with an investment of approximately 10bn rupees ($120mn).

The project is expected to commission in two years' time, CIL's executive chairman Arun Alagappan said on 26 April. Phosphoric acid and sulphuric acid are used in the production of phosphate fertilizers like DAP and NPKs.

CIL's new phosphoric acid facility aims to provide for its fertilizer manufacturing and to replace more than 50pc of the plant's import requirements. It also plans to build a 1,800 t/d sulphuric acid plant to supplement phosphoric acid production.


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