Russia’s Togliattiazot to start construction in March for transshipment complex for ammonia, urea at Black Sea
LONDON (ICIS)–Russian nitrogen fertilizer major Togliattiazot (ToAz) will start construction in March of a transshipment complex for ammonia and mineral fertilizers at the port of Taman in the Black Sea.
The complex will occupy an area of 10 hectares and have a transshipment capacity of 5m tonnes/year.
The project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will include the transshipment of up to 2m tonnes/year of ammonia and the second phase the transshipment of up to 3.5m tonnes/year of ammonia and 1.5m tonnes/year of urea.
The project involves the construction of storage of ammonia and carbamide, technological rack of ammonia pipelines, access roads and railway lines, hydraulic structures and a substation 110kV Togliattiazot, overhead line 110kV Vyshesteblievskaya to Togliattiazot. It also includes power supply networks, including power supply 110/10 and auxiliary infrastructure facilities (including boiler houses with a capacity of 2.5MW and 12.5MW).
The company also plans to carry out technical re-equipment of the gas distribution station and external gas supply networks for the project.
Togliattiazot expects in the first stage to start transportation by rail to the terminal in December 2023 for the transshipment of 2m tonnes/year of ammonia and the start of transportation in December 2025 for an additional 1.5m tonnes/year of ammonia and 1.5m tonnes/year of urea.
The new complex, which is scheduled to be launched by early 2024, will replace the export route through the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline that was stopped a year ago.
Thumbnail image shows cargo ships waiting along the Black Sea Coast to enter the Bosphorus in Demircikoy, Turkey (image credit: Arnaud Andrieu/SIPA/Shutterstock)
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