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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 2019. 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  that goes on stream after the Company has entered this market in 2013. In the meantime, 2 more contracts 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 license, basic engineering and proprietary equipment was signed in 2015. 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-October 2018: mechanical completion/commissioning Off-Gas Treatment section/OSBL
  • December 2018-January 2019: mechanical completion/commissioning of the melamine section
The LEM® is a high-pressure, non-catalytic process  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.