Explosion in Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL), Namrup
NAMRUP: There was a blast in the two ammonia plant factories of Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL), also called the Namrup Fertilizer Complex, in Namrup on Monday.
As per initial reports, the blast occurred inside a synthesis gas compressor main outlet line which is connected to the reactor of the preheater furnace located in the two ammonia plant factories. Machines which were placed near the gas pipe were completely destroyed.
The sound of the blast was heard at a radius of more than 30 kilometers, as per reports. No casualties have been reported so far. The Namrup Fertilizer Complex was renamed as Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited after bifurcation from Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited from April 1, 2002. Dibrugarh district Students’ Union (DDSU) assistant general secretary Abani Kumar Gogoi said there was a conspiracy behind this explosion.
On September 19, 2019, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda had assured that the work for 4th unit would start within three months. Director of Finance of BVFCL, Sanjai Maheswari said, “This company is running in total loss and this incident at the beginning of the year has shown the result of the entire year.”