After ordering for three oxygen plants at its Kalol, Aonla and Phulpur unit, now IFFCO has ordered setting up of the 4th Oxygen plant at Paradeep, Odisha.
“IFFCO has taken various initiatives and now given order for its 4th Oxygen plant in Paradeep, Odisha. IFFCO will be giving Free Oxygen to hospitals in the nation’s service. The capacity of this new oxygen plant is 150 Cubic Mtr/hr”, reads a note sent by IFFCO.
Sharing the news, IFFCO MD tweeted, “#IFFCO orders it’s 4th Oxygen plant for Free Oxygen to hospitals in nation’s service with capacity of 150 Cubic Mtr/hr in its #Paradeep unit in #Odisha. Produce 520 cylinders per day, Commence by 15th June”.
IFFCO will fill up free of cost the oxygen cylinders for hospitals in Odisha & adjoining areas. They need to bring their own cylinders for refill. A security deposit will be taken if cylinders taken from IFFCO to avoid hoarding of oxygen.
The plant will commence by 15th June. Both Aonla & Phulpur plants will, however, start producing oxygen by 30th May. It’s time to fight this pandemic together & take the country out of this situation. IFFCO has always given its service for nation building, said its MD.
The transposition of these plants requires some time. A dedicated separate team has been also assigned for this project in all the plants. It’s an automatic cylinder filling turnkey plant, said IFFCO officials.
The groundwork for all new oxygen plants by IFFCO has already started.
“We at IFFCO are educating farmers and villagers at the remotest level about this pandemic. Last year also, IFFCO did a countrywide campaign called #IFFCOFightsCorona & Break The Corona Chain. Distributed face masks, medical soaps, sanitisers & vitamin c tablets along with free ration wherever it was required for labourers etc”, stressed the co-op giant.