Poland's ZChP reopens ammonia plant shut two years ago

07 September 2011 10:44  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Poland's Zaklady Chemiczne Police (ZChP) has restarted a 250,000 tonne/year ammonia installation that was mothballed two years ago, the fertilizer producer said on Wednesday.

The plant, one of two with the same capacity at the company's main site at Police in northwest Poland, was shut down in the aftermath of the financial crisis. It was restarted on Wednesday.

Work on modernising the plant to reduce feedstock consumption and raise productivity was completed during the prolonged shutdown, said ZChP.

Recovering markets and a plan for ZChP's new owner, Poland's Zaklady Azoty Tarnow (ZAT) group, to use a high proportion of the installation's output for its own use means the firm is not anxious about finding customers for its output, ZChP said.

ZAT, which prioritised restarting the plant on acquiring control of ZChP, said it will replace ammonia supplies from Polish, Ukrainian and Russian sellers with cheaper ammonia sourced from its new subsidiary.

For more on ammonia visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Will Conroy
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