Acron’s urea shop reached a new all-time high monthly output of 91,550 tonnes, up 11% from the previous record high posted in December 2016 (81,850 tpm).
The Company achieved this record by expanding the capacity of its five urea units to a total of 3,000 tpd, aided by sustainable shop operation at maximum possible utilisation rates, careful management of production processes and strong market demand.
In 2016, total urea output by Acron’s five units in Veliky Novgorod was 822,585 tonnes. Urea output is expected to reach 968,000 tonnes by the end of 2017, up almost 17% year-on-year.
A sixth 600-tpd urea unit is under construction at Acron’s Veliky Novgorod site. The project investments are approximately RUB 2 billion. Once the sixth unit is put on stream and the current units’ capacity is enhanced, Acron expects to see urea output reach 3,650 tpd, with annual output exceeding a million tonnes.
Urea is a high-analysis nitrogen fertiliser and a feedstock for producing UAN and urea-formaldehyde resins. Compared to other nitrogen fertilisers, urea has the highest nitrogen content, which makes it popular as a fertiliser for most crops on any type of soil. Acron’s first urea units in Veliky Novgorod were commissioned in 1969.