ZAP commissions liquid ferts, desulphurisation and logistics units

08 July 2013 17:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Poland's Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) has commissioned a liquid fertilizer unit, flue gas desulphurisation facility and fertilizer logistics centre built at a combined cost of zloty (Zl) 460m ($136.9m, €106.7m), the company said on Monday.

The 24,000 tonne/year liquid fertilizer unit will blend ammonium sulphate (AS) – up to 40,000 tonnes/year of which should be produced as a by-product of the desulphurisation facility — into its urea products, ZAP added.

A solid urea fertilizer plant, costing Zl 101m, that will also make use of the AS by product, should be opened later this year, the company said.

The desulphurisation process used by ZAP's new unit operates with ammonia and should reduce emissions of sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulates into the atmosphere in line with stringent EU standards, it added.

ZAP, based in Pulawy, eastern Poland, is the largest Polish producer of nitrogen fertilizer and it is also a maker of melamine and caprolactam (capro). The company is part of Poland-based major European fertilizer producer Grupa Azoty.

($1 = €0.78)
($1 = Zl 3.36, €1 = Zl 4.31)

By: Will Conroy
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