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−− Nitric Acid Expansion Project is situated at DFPCL's Dahej plant in Gujarat

Apr. 17, 2024

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Apr. 17, 2024

Tata Projects (TPL), working in the oil, gas, and hydrocarbon sector, has made acquisition of the Nitric Acid Expansion Project of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation (DFPCL).  

The Nitric Acid Expansion Project, situated at DFPCL's Dahej plant in Gujarat, entails the provision of comprehensive engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services, alongside Front End Engineering Design (FEED) responsibilities for offsites & utilities. Central to the project's scope is the expansion of the Nitric Acid plant, encompassing a 900 TPD Weak Nitric Acid Plant, 2 X 225 TPD Concentrated Nitric Acid Plant, and associated offsites and utilities, including storage and loading/unloading facilities. Licensors for the project include M/s Casale for Weak Nitric Acid and M/s KBR for Concentrated Nitric Acid.

Rajiv Menon, President and chief operating officer (COO), Energy and Industrial Business, Tata Projects, mentioned, "The journey of Tata Projects has been quite noteworthy in recent years, evolving from its notable presence in Onshore Terminals to venturing into core process refinery units. The DPFCL acquisition further strengthens our resolve to be a diversified and technology driven EPC company. The Nitric Acid Complex project demonstrates our ability to engage in varied contracting models and reinforces our commitment to the Customer First Approach.″  

Nitric Acid serves as an excellent Building Block Chemical for multiple sectors, encompassing Fertilisers, Specialty Chemicals, and Mining Chemicals. DFPCL is the leading player in the Indian Nitric Acid market, with a market share of over 45 per cent. Currently, the total Nitric Acid production capacity (CNA + WNA) is 1,120 KTPA, which is projected to increase to approximately 1,600 KTPA post-expansion, solidifying DFPCL’s position as one of Asia’s largest merchant Nitric acid players. Drawing on the 40 years of robust experience in Nitric Acidand demonstrated proficiency lean manufacturing and managing intricate supply chains, DFPCL is committed to delivering high-quality products to its customers.

Having commenced on the 19th February, 2024 and scheduled for mechanical completion by September 30, 2025, the project’s contract is structured as a FEED Plus EPCM Open Book Value contract convertible to LSTK later.

"The partnership with TPL marks another significant milestone in DFPCL’s journey in the specialty chemical segment. This nitric acid plant is designed to optimise both capital and operational expenditure while prioritising energy efficiency and environmental sustainability with minimal NOx emissions.″ said Arun Vijay, President- Projects, DFPCL. 


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