India in need of legal regulations

| Foreign Markets |

India is experiencing a period of fast-paced economic and demographic development. The country is an important producer and consumer of fertilizers. That is why there is a burning need of introducing appropriate legal regulations, which would make it possible to improve the efficiency of domestic farms.

Read more →

Cooperation between Poland and Malaysia

| About Us |

An agreement was signed on September 15th, 2014 in Sipitang Oil & Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) in Sabah state (Malaysia) between PETRONAS Chemical Group Berhad (PCG), Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY and Sipitang Oil & Gas Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (SOGDC). The agreement concerns the manufacturing of urea and other ammonia-based products.

Read more →

Urea price fluctuations in Pakistan

| Foreign Markets |

The Pakistani market has been divided following the increase of a tax whose proceeds are used to develop natural gas infrastructure. Some local urea manufacturers suffer, while the importers benefit from the change.

Prices must rise as well

Following long negotiations, the Pakistani government obtained the permission from the Supreme Court to raise Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC), an excise tax which is collected to finance the construction of the domestic part of the gas pipeline connecting Pakistan and Iran. Once the tax increase came into force, the local urea manufacturers were faced with a 10% increase of the manufacturing cost.

Was there any alternative?

The current situation is the most favorable for urea importers, who benefit from government subsidies, but resell at a market price. Therefore, the Pakistani fertilizer manufacturers have appealed to the government both to stop GIDC increases, and to decrease the budget subsidies for the imported urea. This would result in the intensification of domestic production of this fertilizer, thus boosting the revenue of the Pakistani treasury.


Read more →

Better and cheaper urea from Russia

| Production & Resources |

Uralchem in cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry at Moscow State University have signed an agreement with Stamicarbon, concerning an innovative method of urea production.

The method involves using the patents of the Dutch company and the experience of cooperation between the Russian conglomerate and Moscow State University. The cooperation has continued since 2008, when research started in order to obtain 100% carbon dioxide conversion in the production process. The new method is to enable cheaper production of urea of the highest quality. Once the technology is ready, it will be made available to companies worldwide via the trade of commercial licenses.

The test production shall be launched in Uralchem plants, but the installation will be designed by Stamicarbon, the global leader in the trade of urea production licenses.

Read more →

Grupa Azoty and Pfleiderer Grajewo on a billion-zloty deal!

| Polish Market |

Thanks to the agreement singed on January 9th, 2014, Grupa Azoty companies are to sell urea for the production of adhesive resins to Pfleiderer Grajewo. The contract is worth 0.9 billion PLN and is valid over 5 years, but may be prolonged. Adhesive resins are an essential resource for furniture-manufacturing companies.

Mutual benefits

For Pfleiderer Grajewo, the deal means that the production process will be more stable thanks to a constant supply of resources in the long term. Pfleiderer Grajewo CEO Wojciech Gątkiewicz believes that the contract with Grupa Azoty will facilitate further development of the Company, and at the same time its market value.

The agreement will mainly benefit Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “KĘDZIERZYN”. In the opinion of Grupa Azoty CEO Paweł Jarczewski, the contract with Pfleiderer Grajewo shows the vast potential of urea use in manufacturing. The substance is far more than a fertilizer used in agriculture, it is also a valuable substrate for other industries.

[nggallery id=20]

Read more →