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NIIK commissions new urea production unit for Acron

07.12.2018


NIIK, the Russian engineering company, has commissioned a new urea production unit, built with its own URECON®2006 technology. The project was completed last month at the Acron Group site in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. URECON®2006 is a patented liquid recycle technology, which has been tested successfully during reconstructions of low capacity units. This process utilises brand…



Production begins at EuroChem urea ammonium sulphate facility in Russia


EuroChem Group AG has started production at Russia’s first urea ammonium sulphate (UAS) facility. The new facility, built in partnership with Stamicarbon, is projected to reach a final production capacity of 600 tpd. It officially came online today at EuroChem’s Novomoskovskiy Azot plant, located about 200 km (120 miles) south of Moscow. “Novomoskovskiy Azot has…



EuroChem Opens $16M Urea Phosphate Plant in Europe

16.10.2018


Swiss fertilizer producer EuroChem Group AG recently opened a new, $16 million production plant for water-soluble crystalline urea phosphate in Kedainiai, Lithuania, the firm announced in a press release Friday. Operated through a subsidiary, Lifosa, the plant has a capacity of 25,000 mt/yr of the fertilizer, expanding its product offerings. The company currently produces Diammonium…



Kemerovo Azot will invest in hydrogen

12.07.2018


Kemerovo Azot intends to build new facilities totalling 6 bn RUB. This money will be spent on the construction of nitric acid and hydrogen units. The financial partner to the project is VTB. The enterprise has concluded contracts for equipment design and delivery, and for the construction of combined units with Linde AG, KBR and…



URALCHEM has spent 270m RUB on environmental, energy saving and resource economy projects

05.07.2018


URALCHEM carried on financing nature protection, energy saving and resource economy in 2017. Top priorities include mitigation of environmental impact and smart use of natural and energy sources. A total of 270m RUB were allocated on these objectives last year. The company carries out regular work for enhancing process flows and upgrading and restoring waste…



TOAZ has unlocked finance for the construction of a third urea unit

24.03.2018


Togliattiazot, a major ammonia producer in Russia, has signed a 9-year loan agreement 180m EUR worth with a syndicate of Commerzbank AG (Zurich, Switzerland) and Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (Stuttgart, Germany). As follows from the loan agreement, the interest rate is to be paid after a two-year grace period and to equal 2% per annum. SERV is…



SEVERODONETSK AZOT INTENDS TO RESTART CARBAMIDE PRODUCTION IN A MONTH

02.03.2018


PJSC Severodonetsk Azot (Luhansk region) intends to resume carbamide production in March this year, President of the Ukrainian Chemists Union Oleksiy Holubov has said at a press conference in Kyiv. “Severodonetsk Azot is likely to be launched on gas in March. And then it should start working on a full cycle: production of nitrate and…



SOCAR Polymer tested polypropylene production for the first time


On February 27, SOCAR Polymer Plant produced the first polypropylene product for demonstration and testing purposes, with the participation of SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev and company vice-presidents, according to SOCAR. As part of a working visit to Sumgait, the SOCAR President inspected Azerikimya Production Union (PU), SOCAR Carbamide and SOCAR Polymer before the production starts…



METAFRAX INTENDS TO START LAYING FOUNDATION FOR AMMONIA-UREA-MELAMINE FACILITY THIS SUMMER

13.02.2018


Site preparation lasted for a year in 2017, with an area totalling 20 ha. Subsurface utility engineering is currently underway. Whereas the next stage featuring laying foundation and fixing metal structures is scheduled for summer. “All works are performed on schedule. A total of 140 people is involved in the construction at the moment, with…



LUKOIL exercises a comprehensive approach to the development of the Northern Caspian and intends to build a gas chemical complex in the Stavropol territory

10.02.2018


In the course of the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Vagit Alekperov, Head of Lukoil, has reported on the results of company’s activities in 2017 and perspective projects for 2018. Lukoil demonstrated a dynamic growth in 2017. Total investment counted 500bn RUB. As Lukoil annually launches new offshore platforms in the Caspian Sea, in…