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ANWIL secures construction contract for fertilizer production plant

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ANWIL, a company under the ORLEN Group, based in Wloclawek, Poland, has concluded a contract for the construction of an ancillary infrastructure. The aim of the project is to increase ANWIL's production capacity in this area by 50% in 2022 and to extend the product offer by four types of fertilizers.

Daniel Obajtek, President of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN, said: “One of our strategic objectives is to expand the competence of the ORLEN Group in the area of petrochemicals, in order to strengthen our market position in the long term. Production of fertilizers is one of the segments in which we want to specialise by improving the quality of our offer. In this way, we will significantly increase the possibilities of ANWIL’s operation from the ORLEN Group in a competitive fertilizers’ market, while building the potential of the Polish economy.”

The contract for the construction of the ancillary infrastructure, the so-called OSBL (outside battery limits), which includes design works, as well as the construction and assembly works related to the project of expanding the capacity of fertilizer production, was concluded by ANWIL with Prochem.

“The contract signed today, for the construction of ancillary infrastructure, completes the stage of selecting key contractors for ANWIL’s project of expanding the capacity of fertilizer production. This is, of course, a milestone in the realisation of our investment. However, we still have a number of them ahead of us, and all this in order to provide Polish farmers in 2022 with access to increased amounts of domestic nitrogen fertilizers, including coarse nitrate, ammonium nitrate sulfate, sulfur nitro-chalk and magnesium nitro-chalk with improved granule properties”, said Agnieszka Zyro, President of the Management Board of ANWIL.

At the end of June 2019, ANWIL concluded a contract with Tecnimont S.p.A. for the design, delivery and turnkey construction of a granulation installation. Its average capacity will be approximately 1500 tpd (depending on the type of fertilizer) and it will allow the simultaneous production of a wide range of products differing mainly in nitrogen and sulfur content. At the end of April 2019, ANWIL signed an agreement with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, which will be responsible for the construction of nitric acid installations with a capacity of almost 1300 tpd and a neutralisation installation with a capacity of 1200 tpd.

The commissioning of the third fertilizer plant by the Wloclawek-based company in mid-2022 will increase its production capacity from 966 thousand to 1461 thousand tpy. The assumed total cost of ANWIL's production capacity expansion investment amounts to approximately 1.3 billion Polish zloty. It is expected that after the completion of the project, the operating EBITDA profit of the chemical company may increase by about €57 million/yr.??

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