PROFILE OF NATIONAL FERILIZERS LIMITED
NFL, incorporated in 1974 is India's largest Central Public Sector Enterprise in Fertilizers Sector with a turnover of over Rs. 7300 cores and an overall annual installed capacity of 32.31 lakh tones of Urea. NFL has five Urea plants located at Nangal & Bathinda in Punjab, Panipat in Haryana and Vijaipur I & II plants in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from producing Urea, NFL is also engaged in manufacturing & marketing of Industrial products, trading of complex fertilizers and other Agro Products. The annual installed capacity of the company has been augmented to 35.68 LMT after commissioning of revamp projects at Vijaipur-I & II during April /July 2012.
National Fertilizers Limited is the second largest producer of Nitrogenous Fertilizers in the Country with 14.22% share in domestic production of Urea achieved in the country during 2012-13. NFL has been upgraded as a schedule A company because of its constant good performance.
Percentage Share of NFL in Country’s Urea Production
MANUFACTURING AND MARKETING NETWORK
FIELD MARKETING ORGANIZATION
BACKGROUND OF NFL
NFL is a Schedule ‘A’ and a Mini Ratna Category-1 Company which was incorporated on 23rd August, 1974 for implementation of two fertilizer plants, based on gasification technology of Feed Stock / LSHS at Bathinda in Punjab and Panipat in Haryana having an installed capacity of 5.11 lakh tones of Urea each. In April’ 1978 the Nangal Group of Plants of Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCI) were transferred to NFL upon reorganization of NFL-FCI. The Govt. of India, in 1984, entrusted the Company to execute the country’s first inland gas based fertilizer project of 7.26 lakh tones Urea capacity in District Guna in Madhya Pradesh. This project was completed well within time & approved cost and received the First prize for “Excellence in Project Management” from the Ministry of Program Implementation, Govt. of India. The Vijaipur plant commenced commercial production w.e.f. 1.7.1988. Subsequently, Expansion of Vijaipur Plant was taken up in 1993 for doubling its annual production capacity. The commercial production from Vijaipur Expansion Plant commenced w.e.f. 31.3.97. The Department of Fertilizer subsequently re-rated the annual installed capacity of Vijaipur Plants from 7.26 lakh tones of Urea to 8.64 lakh tones (each) with effect from 1st April 2000.
In order to sustain and enhance the Company’s growth, NFL successfully completed the revamping of Urea Plant at Nangal. Commercial production from this plant commenced w.e.f. 1.2.2001. The annual installed capacity of Nangal Plant, thus, increased from 3.30 lakh tones to 4.78 lakh tones of Urea. With the re-rating of installed capacities of Vijaipur Plants and revamp of Urea Plant at Nangal, the total annual installed capacity of Urea at NFL reached to 32.31 lakh tonnes.
Now the revamp projects for capacity augmentation & energy saving at Vijaipur-I & II have been commissioned on 24-04-2012 & 31-07-2012 respectively and the annual installed capacity of the Company has been enhanced to 35.68 lakh tonnes.
NFL is under the administrative control of Ministry of Chemicals & fertilizers, Department of Fertilizers. The authorized capital of the company as on 31-03-2012 stood at 1000 crore and the paid up capital at 490.58 crore, comprising Govt. of India share of 479 crore (97.64%) and remaining 11.58 crore (2.36%) held by financial institutions and others. Its Registered Office is at New Delhi & Corporate office at NOIDA (U.P).
MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION PROJECTS:
With a view to consolidate its position as a market leader in Urea, projects of about 4700 crore are at various stages of implementation in Company’s various plants. The major ongoing schemes are:-
Revamp of fuel-oil based plants at Panipat, Bathinda & Nangal:
Fertilizers Marketing Manual (2008): Resolution No: 324.17, Board of Directors, National Fertilizers Limited
IOC Panipat refinery
Deepak fertilizer private LTD.
38th annual report published by National Fertilizers Limited
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