26 January 2021
In 2020, PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) increased the output of mineral fertilizers by 11%
In 2020, PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy), a member of Group DF nitrogen line of business, produced 1,748,000 t of nitrogen fertilizers. In particular, the company produced 513,200 t of commercial ammonium nitrate, 575,200 t of commercial urea, 644,000 t of urea-ammonia nitrate (UAN), 16,100 t of aqueous ammonia.
Over the reporting period, the company also produced 905,700 t of ammonium and 653,800 t of non-concentrated nitric acid, which are the raw materials for the production of nitrogen fertilizers.
In 2020, UAN output grew from 482,500 t up to 644,000 t. PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) produced four types of urea-ammonia nitrate with different nitrogen and sulfur content: UAN-32, UAN-30, UAN-28 and UAN+S .
According to Vitaly Sklyarov, in order to keep on increasing the production of mineral fertilizers, PrJSC “Azot” needed to increase the production of raw materials, in particular, non-concentrated nitric acid. To this end, the company has already upgraded department No. 1 of M-5 workshop producing non-concentrated nitric acid. The large-scale project, which took almost 1.5 years to implement, was completed in December 2020. The volume of investments amounted to UAH 18 million.
In 2019, PrJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) produced 1,567,000 t of nitrogen mineral fertilizers: 467,800 t of commercial ammonium nitrate; 607,600 t of commercial urea; 482,500 t of UAN; 9,600 t of aqueous ammonia. The company also produced 808,600 t of ammonium and 569,400 t of non-concentrated nitric acid, the raw materials for the production of mineral fertilizers.