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Acron upgrades Veliky Novgorod NPK operations

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Acron’s Veliky Novgorod facility, Russia, is upgrading both of its NPK units to increase output from 1840 tpd to 2000 tpd.

With start-up and commissioning completed in November, the second unit reached sustainable output of 2000 tpd of product. The first unit will reach its target output in 1Q17. It is reported that the facility will increase its annual NPK output by more than 60 000 tpy.

The upgrades involve installation of an additional decomposition reactor, crystalliser and rotary duplex filter at each unit, and an increase in the performance of the conveyor drives for the potash and finished product continuous handling system. In the short term, the company plans to upgrade screeners and install more efficient pumping equipment and heat exchangers. The new equipment is connected to the distributed process control system.

At the Veliky Novgorod facility, NPK is produced at two units with an aggregate capacity up to 1.2 million tpy.

Acron Group also produces NPK at its Dorogobuzh facility (Smolensk region). The Group’s total NPK production capacity exceeds 1.8 million tpy.

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