PPL expansion and de-bottlenecking programme

India’s largest DAP producer, Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL), has approved a three-year expansion programme to add a new 2,000 tonnes/day sulphuric acid plant and a new gypsum pond, while de-bottlenecking and upgrading the existing phosphoric acid plant. In the financial year 2009-2010, PPL produced 635,520 tonnes of sulphuric acid and 224,500 tonnes P2O5 phosphoric acid. In 2009-10, the Paradeep plant imported 18.55 lt of rock phosphate from Jordan, Vietnam, Morocco and Egypt, while sourcing its sulphur and ammonia mainly from the Gulf countries. PPL was acquired on February 2002 from the Indian government by Zuari-Maroc Phosphates, a 51-49 joint venture between Zuari Industries (Indian K.K Birla Group) and Maroc Phosphore, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCP.

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