JSC Azot based in Kemerovo (part of the “SDS Azot” group) plans to commission the production of nitric acid and hydrogen until 2020. Previously reported the launch of new facilities in early 2021.
“Until 2020, Kemerovo Azot, JSC plans to put two large industrial facilities that meet modern requirements of world environmental standards into operation: a plant for the production of nitric acid and a plant for the production of hydrogen,” the official statement of the company notes.
Investments in both projects are estimated at 6 billion roubles. Contracts for the design, supply of equipment and construction of new units were signed with the German company Linde AG, the American KBR and the Russian Step. The financial partner of the plant is VTB Bank.
The capacity of the nitric acid plant will be 500 tons per day. This will be the third branch in the shop of nitric acid. The installation will be built on the technology of the American company KBR.
JSC Azot will acquire equipment and technology for the production of hydrogen from Linde AG. The raw material for hydrogen production will be natural gas, the capacity of the plant is 25 thousand cubic meters per hour. The St. Petersburg company Step will be the general contractor responsible for the supply of equipment for installations and their construction.
At the same time, JSC Azot will conduct technical re-equipment of the ammonium nitrate shop and install new equipment on two operating ammonia units.
“The ultimate goal of these transformations is to increase the production of ammonium nitrate by 20%: from 1 million 50 thousand tons of products to 1 million 270 thousand tons per year,” the report states.
At the same time, the production of antimony trioxide at the facilities of Kemerovo-based JSC Azot is not planned.
Kemerovo “Azot” is included in the “SDS Azot” group along with the “Angarsk Nitrogen-Tukov Plant”. In 2017, Nitrogen produced 592 thousand tons of carbamide, 115 thousand tons of caprolactam, 316 thousand tons of ammonium sulphate, 228 thousand tons of sulphuric acid, 1.1 million tons of ammonia, 854 thousand tons of nitric acid, 1.5 million tons of ammonium nitrate.
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