Novomoskovsk, Russia, 5 December 2018 - Eurochem, a leading global mineral fertilizer producer, and Stamicarbon, the innovation and licence company of Maire Tecnimont Group, announce the formal opening of Russia's first urea ammonium sulphate (UAS) plant at EuroChem's Novomoskovskiy Azot plant, located about 200 kilometres south of Moscow.
Stamicarbon designed the ammonium sulphate plant at Novomoskovsk with a capacity of 400 mtpd urea and 600 mtpd UAS. After commissioning of the granulation equipment, UAS production started earlier today under supervision of Stamicarbon engineers on site. The startup went very smoothly and the first UAS granules are now rolling off the production line.
Stamicarbon developed a process for the production of granulated urea containing ammonium sulphate (UAS) following an increased demand for granulated urea containing macro- and micro-nutrients.
Main features of the Stamicarbon UAS technology are the large range of ammonium sulphate concentrations (0-50 wt%) that can be handled without modifying the granulation plant and the high quality of UAS granules produced.
Urea ammonium sulphate helps farmers significantly increase crop yields. UAS production will complement EuroChem's current portfolio of sulphur-enriched fertilizers, which includes ammonium sulphate (AS) and ammonium sulphate-nitrate (ASN).
The opening ceremony today was attended by Igor Nechaev, General Director of MCC EuroChem, the Group's Russian arm, Henri Smolenaers, Project Manager Stamicarbon, Semen Evreinov, Head of Stamicarbon's office Russia, and Alexey Dyumin, Governor of the Tula Region.
Stamicarbon, headquartered in The Netherlands, is a global leader in the design and project development of chemical plants and licensing of technologies as well as a supplier of high-end equipment and services for the petrochemical industry. This leading position is based on 70 years of experience in licensing and is maintained by its continuous innovations in technologies, products and materials. A pioneering company specialized in the fertilizer industry with a vision to help enable the world to feed itself and improve quality of life. It has licensed more than 250 urea plants and realized more than 100 revamping and optimization projects. Part of the Maire Tecnimont Group, the Stamicarbon headquarters is in Sittard, The Netherlands with a sales office in USA and representative offices in Russia and China. For more information: www.stamicarbon.com.
EuroChem is a leading global producer of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers. The Group is vertically integrated with activities spanning mining to fertilizer production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem began production at its Usolskiy potash mine in 2018, and is developing a second greenfield site at VolgaKaliy in Russia. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Group operates production facilities in Europe, Asia and the CIS, employing more than 26,000 people.
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