Poland's ZAK working on a UAN fertilizer investment

17 October 2013 16:50  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Poland's Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn (ZAK) has committed to rolling out an investment in urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) production, the company said on Thursday.

Construction of the required installation, which would make ZAK only the second Polish producer of UAN behind sister company Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP), was likely to begin next year, it added.

Both ZAK and ZAP are members of second largest European fertilizer group Grupa Azoty.

Other details such as the precise investment cost, the construction completion deadline and the production capacity were not yet settled, ZAK said.

Liquid solution UAN was appreciated by farmers because it accelerated the absorption of nitrogen by plants, the company said.

However, it was generally only large farms that had the necessary storage and dispensing equipment for liquid UAN, it added.

Fortunately for ZAK, these are typical of southern Poland's Opole and Lower Silesia provinces, as well as in the Czech Republic, which are all close to the company's production site in Kedzierzyn-Kozle, southwestern Poland, ZAK said.

By: Will Conroy
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