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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2008/06/07 - Nagarjuna Fertilizers holds 51 per cent stake in NOCL; M. Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone for the project.
The Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited’s (NOCL) Rs 5,000-crore refinery in Cuddalore will catalyse investments in the petrochemical sector in the area, which is to be promoted as a Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR).
Work on the Nagarjuna Oil Corporation refinery is set to start shortly with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi, to lay the foundation stone for the project this month. The 6 million tonnes a year refinery would be the anchor tenant that would provide feedstock for more units to set up petrochemical based industries in the area.
The refinery is expected to go on stream in 33 months after construction work starts. The Rs 4,790-crore project with an equity investment of Rs 1,372 crore is promoted by the Hyderabad-based Nagarjuna Group.
The Nagarjuna Fertilizers holds a 51 per cent stake in the equity and Tata Sons 30 per cent. Other investors include Cuddalore Port Development Company Pvt Ltd holding 10 per cent, the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation 5 per cent and Uhde, Germany, the balance.
With the Nagarjuna refinery as the anchor tenant, the Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to the Centre to form a PCPIR over 250 sq km, covering Cuddalore and Nagapattinam, according to Mr S. Ramasundaram, Chairman and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).
Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited
The flagship company of the Nagarjuna Group, Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited (NOCL) is setting up a 6 MMTPA refinery project at Cuddalore in Tamilnadu with an investment of Rs 5000 crores. Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (NFCL), a group company of Nagarjuna group along with Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO), the investment arm of Tamilnadu Government as a co-promoter, are promoting NOCL.
Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicalss Limited
The flagship company of the Nagarjuna Group, Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plant nutrients in India. Commencing operations in 1985, today our asset base is around Rs. 21 billion. We have the distinction of being the single largest private sector investment in Southern India. An ISO 9001:2000 certified company, our operational profits are one of the highest in the industry. We assume market leadership in the markets we operate. Our broad portfolio of products and services include Nutrition solutions, Macro and Micro fertilizers, Farm Management services and Micro Irrigation solutions.