India's GAIL, CIL in coal gasification MoU

10 January 2008 14:31  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS news)--GAIL (India) Limited and Coal India Limited (CIL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday to manufacture synthesis gas (syngas) at the former's coal gasification project at Talcher in Orissa state.

"The association follows the recent MoU between GAIL and Rashtriya Chemical Fertilizers (RCF) for the project, in which RCF would further use this synthesis gas as feedstock for manufacturing urea," GAIL's spokesperson told ICIS news.

The Indian rupees 24bn ($613m) complex would have capacity to produce 2,940 tonnes/day of urea with matching capacity for intermediates.

The complex would use 5,000 tonnes/day of coal to produce 7.7m cubic metres/day of syngas, which would be used to produce 3,500 tonnes/day of urea, GAIL said in a statement.

“GAIL will focus on the production and marketing of synthesis gas which will be in line with its core function of gas handling,” it added.

($1 = Rs39.15)

By: Isha Jha
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