Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant faced public protests
The first stage of public discussion on Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant (NFP, Primorsky region) environmental impact completed. Its results are still unknown but the construction site is ready.
Moreover, the Government Commission of the Far East has approved the financing of the construction of the enterprise. The project is implementing on the advanced development territory (ADT) “Neftekhimichesky” of the Primorsky region.
One of the arguments for the appearance of NFP is that there are no plants for the production of mineral fertilizers in the Far East. They all are located in the European part of Russia.
“The demand for mineral fertilizers is growing. Of course, it is more profitable to have our own production than to import fertilizers from afar. Moreover, the enterprise will also export products to Asia-Pacific countries. And the chosen site has logistic advantages,” said Alexander Latkin, Professor at the Vladivostok University.
“We are looking forward to commissioning the plant. The company will give Nakhodka city more than 1.5 thousand job positions for highly qualified specialists. The enterprise will also become the additional source for the tax payments and will contribute to the economic and social development of the city,” stated Boris Gladkikh, the Head of the Nakhodka city district.
At the same time, Nakhodka citizens don’t believe in the advantages of the project. Already ten years past since the idea of the project to the beginning of its implementation, and during this time the public has been opposing the construction of the plant. Now, they sure, the effect from the chemical production will be added to the coal dust.
Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant will produce 1.8 million tons of methanol and the same amount of ammonia per year. Later it is possible to develop carbamide production as well.
Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta