National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL) can originated a production plant for dinitrogen tetroxide (N2O4) at its Vijaipur (Guna, Madhya Pradesh) site for ISRO (Indian space research Organisation) with associate degree investment of Rs 350 crores. the corporate has received a letter of intent (LoI) from Satish Dhawan area Centre, Sriharikota (SDSC-SHAR) for establishing the plant on build, own, operate & provide model. ISRO had invited tenders for establishing the dinitrogen tetroxide plant in August 2016.
Nitrogen tetroxide is employed as oxidant in specific stages of rocket launch vehicles launched by ISRO and conjointly used for ground testing of specific engines and stages of launch vehicles.
Debt-ridden public sector endeavor (PSU) geographical area Organic Chemicals restricted (HOCL) is that the sole producer of N2O4 for ISRO. With N2O4 production continued intermittently at HOCL, specialists believe ISRO has been watching putting in place a brand new plant for assured provide of this key chemical.
As per the LoI, National Fertilizers’ N2O4 plant can have capability of around 1095 MT each year (or three tonnes per day). the corporate plans to begin construction work for the project in Gregorian calendar month 2017, with empowerment expected within the next eighteen months. NFL can provide the merchandise completely to SDSC-SHAR below long run agreement for twenty five years amount.