In the first quarter of 2021, Severodonetsk Azot, part of the Group DF nitrogen business, produced 265.62 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers. In particular, the enterprise produced 128.47 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate, 119.6 thousand tons of urea, 150 tons of technical water ammonia, 17.4 thousand tons of UAN (urea-ammonium mixture).
In addition, the enterprise produced 147, 81 thousand tons of ammonia, 1.59 thousand tons of liquid carbon dioxide, 20.17 thousand cubic meters. medical gaseous oxygen in cylinders.
“In the first quarter, production growth was 47.4% compared to the same period in 2020. We managed to increase the utilization of production facilities from 30% to 50%. Further growth in production volumes will depend on the level of demand for mineral fertilizers and on how the MKMT will resolve the issue of limiting the import of nitrogen fertilizers to Ukraine. If imports are limited through quotas, we will be able to load the workshops and demonstrate an increase in production volumes, "stressed Leonid Bugaev, Chairman of the Board of PJSC" SEVERODONETSKOE ASSOCIATION NITROGEN ".
In 2020, the full production cycle was fully restored at Azot - the production of its own ammonia was resumed and the production of ammonium nitrate, urea, UAN based on it was started. This made it possible to load production capacity by about a third. Today the enterprise has two ammonia shops (1-A and 1-B), a urea production shop, one department of a urea-2 production shop, an ammonium nitrate production shop, and a nitric acid production shop. Until the full cycle was restored, separate divisions were included in the work on imported ammonia. Some workshops of the enterprise were idle for more than 7 years due to the hostilities in the region, lack of reliable power supply from two sources, damaged infrastructure.
In the 1st quarter of 2020, 180.21 thousand tons of fertilizers were produced. In particular, 141.61 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate, 32.03 thousand tons of urea, 2.81 thousand tons of technical aqueous ammonia, 3.76 thousand tons of UAN (urea-ammonium mixture).
In 2020, the enterprise produced 843.16 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers, including 444.38 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate, 352.04 thousand tons of urea, 4.42 thousand tons of technical water ammonia, 42, 32 thousand tons of UAN (urea-ammonia mixture).
As previously reported, capital investments in Severodonetsk Azot in 2020 amounted to UAH 101.04 million. The main part of this amount was invested in the restoration of the work of the ammonia and urea production shops.