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GSFC’ new Melamine plant has passed GTR

26 August 2019

We are glad to announce that Gujarat State Fertilizer Company’s (GSFC) new 40’000 MTY melamine plant has successfully passed the guarantee test run in August.

The plant, which includes also an Off-Gas Treatment unit (OGT), is based on Casale’s proprietary Low Energy Melamine (LEM™) technology. It is the first one among those awarded to Casale that goes on stream after the Company has entered this market in 2013. In the meantime, 2 more have already been acquired and are actively under various stages of realization.

GSFC is a large fertilizer, methanol and other chemicals company based in Vadodara, Gujarat (India) and it is the only manufacturer of melamine in India. The contract with Casale for licence, basic engineering and proprietary equipment was signed in 2016. GSFC was responsible for all the rest and appointed M/s. L&T (India) as the LSTK main contractor.

The major milestones are:

October 2016: Stone foundation
September 2019: mechanical completion:
December 2019: beginning of commissioning of the melamine section
The LEM™ is a High Pressure, Non-catalytic Process and as proven in many references, including GSFC it consistently delivers a very quality product with lowest energy consumption and the easiest integration with the upstream urea plant, for off-gas treatment.

 

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