Uralchem increased products output in 1H2021
Uralchem reported its 1H2021 production results. The volume of outputted products exceeded last year’s figures by 1.1%.
Totally for the six months of 2021, Uralchem enterprises produced 3.322 million tons of finished products (3.286 million tons in the same period in 2020). Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers exceeded the last year’s result by 11% due to the commissioning of new capacities in its ammophos workshop No.1. The plant produced 76.5 thousand tons of the cross-functional complex nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizer NPKS 15:15:15:12 and 19 thousand tons of the most marginal product — a special water-soluble monoammonium phosphate 12-61. With these achievements, the production of complex fertilizers at Uralchem increased by 9% and monoammonium phosphate 12-61 by 61%.
Also in the first half of the year, the hours of unscheduled downtime of ammonia units at Berezniki Azot more than halved, which led to a 6% increase in the volume of commercial ammonia compared to the last year.
Perm Mineral Fertilizers also contributed to the increase in the production of commercial ammonia by reducing the consumption rate of ammonia per ton of carbamide. In the January-June period of 2020, the consumption rate of ammonia was 0.59 tons per ton of carbamide, and it was reduced to 0.575 tons due to the high-quality overhaul of the carbamide workshop in 2020.
The Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Plant in 1H2021 worked stably, showing slightly higher results compared to the last year. The ammonium nitrate workshop No.57 produced 2% more products. The plant notes a 25% increase in the production of calcium nitrite.
“The production results of the first half of 2021 are encouraging. By expanding and updating the product portfolio and modernizing the existing production assets, our team managed to achieve excellent production results,” said Sergey Momtsemlidze, Deputy General Director of Uralchem.