Mott MacDonald appointed on agrochemicals facility expansion, India
Mott MacDonald is to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services during the INR400 million expansion of a pesticides and herbicides formulation plant in Keshwana, near Kotputli, India. The project will help meet the growing global demand for formulated pesticide products which are important for the sustainable development of agriculture.
Phase I of the project will see the setting up of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides liquid plants and a powder formulation and packaging facility. A warehouse, utility block and other associated plant infrastructure will also be developed on site. Phase II will seek to expand the production capacity of the plant.
Working on behalf of Dhanuka Agritech, Mott MacDonald will provide architecture, civil and structural, process and building engineering services. The consultancy will also support procurement assistance, inspection and facilitating as well as provide supervision services during the project’s construction.
Vinod Gupta, Mott MacDonald’s divisional director, said: “Over the past decade, tolerant crop varieties have enabled strong growth in herbicide demand and contributed to significant increases in agricultural productivity. Consequently, the Indian agrochemicals industry has developed substantially. We are delighted to take on such an important role in this significant project. Mott MacDonald has extensive experience in executing award-winning industry projects worldwide.”
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