OREANDA-NEWS. Acron’s Ammonia-4 unit at the Veliky Novgorod site has produced one million tonnes of product.

This excellent performance was achieved by a team focused on boosting productivity. In September, measures were introduced at the unit to stabilise capacity at 2,300 t per day year-round and to improve equipment reliability. On 8 October, a record daily output of 2,352 t was achieved, which is 14% more than the unit’s design capacity.

In 2017, Acron plans to reach annual output of 780,000 t at the Ammonia-4 unit, and over 800,000 t in 2018. According to the Company’s strategic development programme, daily output of ammonia will reach 2,500 t by 2019.

The launch of the Ammonia-4 unit in 2016 significantly increased production capacity across the entire site. In 9M 2017, output of the Company’s main commercial product was up 20% to 3.662 million t year-on-year.