Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY has focused on developing production, increasing the range of products in its portfolio, improving the quality of products, and on environmental protection. We are currently directing our efforts to making the industrial processes in Our Works more flexible.
The launch of the new ammonia stockage is an important moment for Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY. The new stockage is five times as large as the previous one. Boasting a capacity of 22,000 m3, it provides space for 15,000 tonnes of the resource. The investment cost 108 million PLN. The money was well spent indeed, and the installation will benefit both Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “Puławy” S.A., and Grupa Azoty as a whole.
Two kinds of use
There are two reasons why ammonia stockage is such an important investment for Our Works. Ammonia is one of the key elements in the production of nitrogen-based fertilizers. When the technological installations which use ammonia in the manufacturing process are being inspected or renovated, Our Works may use the stock of the compound from the stockage, and collect the manufactured product. In case the ammonia manufacturing sections are being renovated, we will be able to use the resource taken from the stock.
Natural gas is essential for ammonia production. In case of interrupted supply of gas to Our Works, we may import the strategic quantity of the resource and stock the reserve in the tank, thanks to the huge capacity of the stockage. The operation is also possible should the cost of ammonia bought abroad be lower than manufacturing ammonia on the spot, which is always dependent on natural gas pricing.
Based on an interview with the Chairman of the Board of Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” Marian Rybak.