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Tata Chem to hike urea production capacity to 1.2 mtpa in 2008

Tata Chem to hike urea production capacity to 1.2 mtpa in 2008
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First Published: Mon, Dec 17 2007. 03 07 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Dec 17 2007. 03 07 PM IST
New Delhi: Tata Chemicals today said as part of its de-bottle necking exercise the company will increase its urea production capacity to 1.2 million tonnes per annum by September 2008.
The company presently produces 0.875 million tonnes of urea per annum.
“As part of our de-bottle necking exercise we are looking at taking our urea production capacity to 1.2 million tonnes per annum by September next year,” Tata Chemicals’ Managing Director Homi R Khusrokhan said on the sidelines of a CII summit here.
He said the company would also increase its soda-ash production capacity to 1.2 million tonnes per annum from the present 0.864 million tonnes per annum in the next two years.
The company expects its soda-ash plant in Kenya to operate on full capacity by May-June next year.
“Presently we are utilising 60% of our installed capacity in Kenya and we expect to have full stream operation by May-June next year,” Khusrokhan said.
The company might look at expanding capacity of its Kenya plant further by 15-20% post June next year, he added.
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First Published: Mon, Dec 17 2007. 03 07 PM IST
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