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Dorogobuzh expands big-bag fertilizer capacity

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World Fertilizer,

A new big-bag and bulk fertilizer loading unit has been commissioned at Dorogobuzh (an Acron Group company), which has increased rail shipments of finished products.

This is the fourth unit in the ammonium nitrate shipment area of Dorogobuzh’s mineral fertilizer shipping department. The unit is capable of loading products in big bags of various capacity and/or hopper cars, with a design capacity of up to 12 open cars a day. With the new unit in place, the company will boost its shipments by 33.3%, to over 3100 tpd.

“We launched this project to meet our customers’ increasing demand for packaged products,” says head of Dorogobuzh’s mineral fertilizer shipping department, Roman Korzinkin. “And also to cover expanded output of ammonium nitrate and complex mineral fertilizers following an upgrade of the company’s shops and units.”

The project’s implementation drew on experience gained from operating current units, which led the company to divide the process into three functional zones: rolling stock preparation, loading and car despatch zones. This solution streamlines the shipment process and improves working conditions for employees, who were consulted during the course of the project. Shift teams in the ammonium nitrate shipment area were given an additional 15 employees to prepare for the new unit’s commissioning.

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