Due to the continuing fires in the Luhansk region, an emergency situation has arisen at PJSC "AZOT". Grass, bushes and trees caught fire on the territory of the industrial wastewater neutralization and treatment plant.
The company was informed that the emergency services of the plant promptly arrived at the site of the fire and extinguished the fire within a few hours.
“There are no victims or injured, there is no threat to the population because of the fire that took place on the territory of the enterprise. Information published in several media outlets about allegedly any emissions into the atmosphere is false, "says statement " NITROGEN " .
At the moment, the technological complex of the workshop for neutralization and treatment of industrial waste is operating normally. The fire did not affect in any way the work of the main production departments of the enterprise, the press service noted.
An operational headquarters has been created and is operating at Azot, which controls the situation related to fires in the Luhansk region. In addition, to enhance security, a round-the-clock duty of personnel was organized, an additional check of all equipment necessary for firefighting was carried out and personnel were instructed on safety measures.
PrJSC "Severodonetsk Association AZOT" is one of the largest Ukrainian chemical enterprises, since 2011 it has been part of Dmitry Firtash's Group DF. The main activity of the enterprise is the production of mineral nitrogen fertilizers.
The enterprise includes ammonia shops 1-A (capacity - 1700 tons /day) and 1-B (1360 tons /day), a urea (urea) shop (1200 tons /day), a nitric acid shop (1440 tons /24 hours, 4 UKL units are in operation), an ammonium nitrate production workshop (1550 tons /day, two granulation towers are in operation), other structural units.
According to the company's reporting, at the end of 2019, the company received 6 billion 90.88 million UAH of net profit against 162.211 million UAH of net loss in 2018. The company's revenue increased 2.3 times - up to 1 billion 065.738 million hryvnia.
Group DF owns four fertilizer producers in Ukraine. According to Group DF estimates, UkrAgro NPK is one of the five largest suppliers of mineral fertilizers in Ukraine and the largest producer of fertilizer mixtures.
Group DF is a diversified international group of companies whose business is represented in a number of countries in Europe and Asia. The main activities of the group are nitrogen, titanium, gas and banking businesses. In particular, Group DF is one of the largest investors in the chemical industry and energy in Eastern Europe.