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Acron’s NPK Production Line Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Over its lifetime, Acron’s production facility in Veliky Novgorod has produced more than 32.7 million tonnes of complex mineral fertilisers

Acron (Veliky Novgorod) was one of the first Russian facilities to produce highly concentrated NPK when it commissioned NPK Unit No.1 in the second half of 1982. NPK Unit No. 2 was put on stream in 1984. The aggregate design capacity of these units was 1.1 million tonnes per annum. In 1996, the NPK production line delivered its first million tonnes of NPK, and a year later reached its design capacity of 1.1 million tonnes. In his greeting to the employees of Acron (Veliky Novgorod), elected governor of Novgorod region Andrey Nikitin said, “The launch of NPK production at Acron was a significant event for Novgorod region and for the whole country. This production line has a long history of development, and it has faced several tough periods, but no matter how difficult the times were, Acron has overcome them with honour and dignity”.

Roman Dmitriev, head of NPK production commented: “Over the past few years, the NPK output at each unit has increased almost 17%, to 2,150 tonnes per day, and the product portfolio of complex fertilisers has diversified significantly. Today, Acron (Veliky Novgorod) produces 15 various brands of NPK. In March 2017, complex fertiliser output reached a record high of 127,100 tonnes per month. This performance was achieved through sustainable operations at both units with a maximum utilisation rate”.

Today, Acron (Veliky Novgorod) is upgrading its NPK production to increase the output of both units to 2,500 tonnes per day each.

Due to its well-balanced chemical composition, NPK is very popular both in export and in domestic markets. China, Western Europe and Africa are among the regular consumers of NPK. During the past several years, the Veliky Novgorod facility has increased its NPK sales to Thailand each year. Acron’s NPK is also in high demand with Russian agricultural producers.