Mangalore Chemicals has announced the start of an ammonia energy improvement project.

Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (MCF) announced on Friday that its ammonia energy improvement project, which cost more than 400 crore, had been completed successfully.

"MCF, with a history of more than 50 years, has achieved energy efficiency comparable to modern plants." 

The project was implemented at a capital cost of over Rs.400 Crore and is expected to deliver significant improvements to the bottom line, according to a press release from the company. 

Following commissioning, the company's ammonia production will increase by 25%, while energy consumption will be reduced by 10-12%. 

Operating margins are expected to improve further with a reduction in energy consumption from current levels to 5.5 Gcal/MT,

which will have a long-term positive impact on the environment.
MCF previously converted its urea operation from naphtha to gas-based after receiving gas in December 2020.

According to current government policies, urea manufacturing companies are required to reduce energy standards further beginning in December 2025.