Kemerovo Azot (included in SBU Azot) began ammonium nitrate plant upgrading. General Design Contract for technical re-equipment project of both AC-72 units for prilled ammonium nitrate production increasing and emission reduction has been signed with OJSC GIAP. Design capacity of each unit is 2300 tpd.
Upgrading of Kemerovo Azot ammonium nitrate plant is performed under plant programme of technical re-equipment, production rehabilitation, purchasing of new equipment. This programme is estimated at RUB 27 bn and intended for a period of 6 years.
Scope of investment includes additional plants construction of nitric acid production and hydrogen production.
Following the results of programme 1 stage it is planned to increase the annual ammonium nitrate output by 20%: from 1 mln. 50 ths tons to 1 mln. 270 ths tons of product as of 2021 – noted in enterprise official report.
JSC SBU Azot is among the largest producers of nitric fertilizers in Russia. Company includes JSC Kemerovo Azot and JSC Angarsk Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant, as well as it is the top supplier of industrial use ammonium nitrate for mining enterprises of Siberia and Far East with region market share is about 85%. Presently the company has capacities to produce 1+ million tons of ammonia, 1+ million tons of ammonium nitrate, about 600 ths. tons of urea, 300+ ths. tons of ammonium sulfate, 100+ ths. tons of caprolactam.