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Acron’s Urea-6+ project enters active phase

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World Fertilizer,

Acron Group, a leading mineral fertilizer producer in Russia and globally, has proceeded to the second stage of the overhaul of the urea unit at its production site in Veliky Novgorod. Costing a total of US85 million, the comprehensive upgrades to the sixth unit will increase capacity to 2050 tpd from 600 tpd.

Preparations for the Urea-6+ project started in 2019, with the launch scheduled for 2Q21. Several parts of the project are currently active:

  • Construction of the evaporation unit and the integrated sewage treatment unit.
  • Construction of foundations for service structure.
  • Upgrades to all urea infrastructure, including a new water cycle and replaced distillation columns, condensers, and pumps.
  • Widened rail access roads to prevent shipping bottlenecks.

Chairman of the Acron Board of Directors, Alexander Popov, sees the upgrades as a successful continuation of Acron Group’s development strategy: ‘With increased ammonia capacity at the Veliky Novgorod site, we needed to rethink efficient processing. That conversation gave rise to a series of projects to expand nitrogen fertiliser production. With the new nitric acid unit and the urea granulation unit already operating, it was time to look at Urea-6+. Once this project is complete in 2021, total annual output will increase by 0.5 million t to 1.9 million t, and Acron will be the largest urea facility not only in Russia but also in Europe.’

Urea is a high-analysis nitrogen fertiliser and a feedstock for producing urea-ammonium nitrate and urea-formaldehyde resins. Urea has better physical and chemical properties than other granulated nitrogen fertilizers and is widely used to grow a variety of crops on all types of soil.

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