15 January 2020
In 2019, PJSC “Rivneazot” increased output of mineral fertilizers more than twofold
For 11 months of 2019, PrJSC "Rivneazot", a member of Group DF nitrogen line of business, produced 1,004,000 t of mineral fertilizers, of which 251,000 t of ammonia technical, 30,000 t of liquid ammonia technical, 532,000 t of ammonium nitrate, 4,000 t of ammonium nitrate (melt), 187,000 t of CAN (calcium ammonium nitrate). The company also produced 542,000 t of non-concentrated nitric acid.*
"In 2019, we increased output of nitrogen fertilizers by more than twofold and fully met our production goals. The most important production event of the year for us is the revival of the two out of three ammonia units. The increase in ammonia production has led to the stabilization of the company operations as a whole, as other facilities for which ammonia is an input have been loaded accordingly. Closure of Ukrainian market for Russian fertilizers gave us the opportunity not only to increase output, but also to develop our production sites. For 11 months of 2019, UAH73,640,000** were invested in the development of production facilities. Innovations, continuous development of production facilities, organization of production according to the highest world standards are among the main priorities of the plant ”, commented Mykhailo Zabluda, Chairman of the Board, PrJSC "Rivneazot".
The most significant capital investments were made in the following production facilities**: non-concentrated (weak) nitric acid (UAH17,140,000), ammonium nitrate (UAH9,020,000), compound mineral fertilizers (UAH7,620,000), Ammonium-2 (UAH3,210,000) and Ammonium-1 (UAH2,850,000). (For more information, see Statement on capital investments.) Most of investments were earmarked to increase the productivity of the units in key facilities and to reduce the cost, to improve logistics and consumer qualities of the finished products. Capital repairs and innovative solutions made it possible, first of all, to improve the reliability and safety of chemical production in general as well as business processes.
Earlier it was reported that in 2018 PrJSC "Rivneazot" produced only 466,500 t of fertilizers, of which 395,880 t of ammonium nitrate, 64,060 t of calcium ammonium nitrate, 6,560 t of marketable aqueous ammonium technical. In 2018, the company also produced 355,430 t of non-concentrated (weak) nitric acid, 128,400 t of liquid nitrogen, 3,100 t of marketable oxygen technical.