04 January 2012 14:25 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--The Belarus government has approved Grodno Azot's plans to increase its fertilizer production capacities, the Grodno regional government said in a statement released on Wednesday.
The fertilizer company's expansion programme was approved by the Decree of the Council of Ministers No 1779, dated 30 December 2011, the statement said.
In May 2010, Grodno Azot adopted a mid-term development programme aimed at increasing the company's fertilizer production capacities by 40% by 2016.
State-owned Grodno Azot currently has the capacity to produce around 700,000 tonnes/year of mineral fertilizers. The company exports about 40% of its production volumes.
Separately, on 22 December Grodno Azot said it had started operations at a new 90,000 tonne/year facility producing granulated nylon 6 (or polyamide 6).
From January–October 2011, Grodno Azot produced 17,000 tonnes of nylon 6, up by about 20% year on year, according to the company.
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