FACT, RCF ink MoU with Australian firm

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Kochi, Feb 13 (UNI) A tripartite MoU has been signed between Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF) and Rapid Building Systems (RBS), an Australian company, for the supply of technology and critical equipment for manufacturing fibre glass reinforced gypsum load-bearing wall panels from phosphogypsum, recently in Mumbai.

According to a FACT release here today, a new plant for producing gypsum-based building materials was being jointly installed by the FACT and the RCF, and the RBS would supply technology for the venture. The plant would be operational by 2009.

The Rs 80 crore-plant at Ambalamedu near here would produce 14 lakh sq metre of load-bearing panels and other products like wall plaster and wall putty per year.

The MoU was signed by FACT Technical Director A Asokan, RCF Technical Director H S Karangle and RBS Technical Director Franc Omahen, the release added.

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