Due to the specific geography of the Group’s facilities located in the Novgorod and Smolensk regions, rail is the main transport used to deliver raw materials to the Group’s sites and finished goods to the domestic market or ship them to sea ports. To cover its cargo transportation needs, the Group established its own logistics arm under the Acron-Trans brand.
In 2006, NWPC obtained state licences to develop apatite-nepheline ore deposits at the Oleniy Ruchey and Partomchorr fields in the Murmansk region.
In 2012, the mine's first stage construction is completed, the Company started phosphate production.
Acron is the Group’s flagship and one of the largest industrial producers in the Russian northwest. The Acron production facility was originally commissioned in the 1960s and 1980s and revamped throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Several modern units were constructed in 2006–2012.
China is the world’s largest consumer of mineral fertilisers. The Group continues to enhance its sales channels and develop its own distribution network, called Beijing Yong Sheng Feng Agricultural Means of Production Co., Ltd. (Yong Sheng Feng).
In 2008, Acron’s subsidiary North Atlantic Potash Inc. (NAP)* acquired permits for exploration of potash salt deposits in the Province of Saskatchewan (Canada). North Atlantic Potash Inc. holds 20 permits for exploration of the Prairie Evaporite potash deposit. These holdings were divided into several clusters.
AS DBT is a terminal complex at Muuga port (Estonia). The terminal transships mineral fertilisers and is one of the most technically advanced port facilities in Eastern and Northern Europe. DBT services a significant percentage of the Group’s exported mineral fertilisers. The terminal’s berth, 288 m long and 14.5 m deep, allows it to service vessels with a capacity of over 70,000 tonnes.