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Acron Introduces Students to Ammonia Production

Novgorod State University students took a field trip to the ammonia unit at Acron’s facility in Veliky Novgorod.

Seniors majoring in fundamental and applied chemistry and mineral fertilizers and salt technology at Novgorod State University took a field trip to the ammonia unit at Acron’s facility in Veliky Novgorod.

Vadim Shvetsov, Deputy Head of the Acron (Veliky Novgorod) Ammonia Unit, introduced students to the remote control process the Company uses to manage technological performance data for ammonia production and taught them about synthesis gas production and operating the primary reforming furnace, where methane steam reforming generates the demineralised water used to produce steam for process purposes. Students gained insight about modern ammonia production as a unified energy and technology complex.

Shift supervisor Alexander Dubinkin provided a practical tutorial in the classroom, where seniors took a close look at how key sectors and units operate.
Shvetsov feels that such guided tours not only increase the level of students’ practical knowledge of chemical production, but can also encourage them in their future job choices. “Students see the main production processes, communicate with workers and get to know the facility. For them, seeing it all firsthand is completely different from the information they get from their professors. Future specialists will clearly understand the whole production complex, and some of them will find a dedicated job in their degree fields”.

Acron (Veliky Novgorod) closely cooperates with municipal and regional institutions like Novgorod State University and Novgorod Chemical and Industrial Technical College (NovHIT). The Company’s specialists participate in developing educational programmes, conduct on-site learning and guided tours, and regularly attend meetings with local high school students. During their coursework and practical training, students receive monthly scholarships from Acron that range from RUB 2,000 to RUB 10,000.