As part of expansion aimed at catering to the needs of Gujarat's farmers, GSFC
established its coastal Di Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) plant at Sikka at Moti
Khavdi, 27km from Jamnagar and 10km from Sikka Port.
The plant produces DAP from merchant grade
Phosphoric Acid and Ammonia. The Phosphoric Acid from countries like Morocco,
Tunisia and South Africa and the Ammonia from Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia
arrives at Sikka jetty, from where it is transported by a pipeline to GSFC's
plant. Sulphuric Acid and Bentonite are added for grade adjustment. The plant
was originally designed for DAP but has the flexibility to produce other
products in tune with market requirement. The plant successfully produced
Ammonium Phosphate Sulphate (APS) for the first time in 2001. The unit has been
facilitated for the production of NPK Fertilizers.
GSFC is expanding the DAP facility at Sikka
by 0.5 MT to produce complex fertilizers (blend of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and
Potassium) by 2014-15.