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Acid Plant Database  July 17, 2014

Owner LLC Balakovskyie Mineralnyie Udobrenia
JSC Balakovo Mineral Fertilizers (BMU)

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Location Promzona Balakovo
Saratov Region 413858
Background Part of Phosagro Holding Company
Website www.phosagro.biz
Plant Plant No. 1 (SA-17) Plant No. 2 (SA-20)
Coordinates* 51° 55' 39" N, 47° 55' 33" E 51° 55' 42" N, 47° 55' 21" E
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity 600,000 MTPA 600,000 MTPA
SA/DA - -
Status Operating Operating
Year Built - -
Technology - -
Contractor - -
Remarks - -

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General The PhosAgro holding company was established along with the PhosAgro AG management company, which assumed the management of current production and business activities and developed the production capacities of recently acquired Apatit, Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers and Balakovo Mineral Fertilisers. 

PhosAgro is a Russian vertically integrated company and one of the world’s leading producers of phosphate-based fertilisers. Its core line of business is the production of phosphate-based fertilisers, high-grade phosphate rock  (P2O5>35.7%), and also feed phosphates, nitrogen fertilisers and ammonia.  PhosAgro’s primary assets include Apatit, PhosAgro-Cherepovets (established as a result of the merger of Ammophos and Cherepovetsky Azot), Agro-Cherepovets, Balakovo branch of OJSC Apatit, Metachem, PhosAgro-Trans, PhosAgro-Region and NIUIF.  The Company is Europe’s largest producer of phosphate-based fertilisers, the world’s largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock and the world’s second largest producer (excluding China) of MAP and DAP (according to Fertecon), Russia’s only producer of feed monocalcium phosphate (MCP), and also the sole producer of nepheline concentrate in Russia. 
LC “Balakovskyie Mineralnyie Udobrenia” is as of the present day one of the largest enterprises in Russia producing the complex nitrogenous phosphoric fertilizer – ammophos. In addition, BMU produces sulphuric acid of various grades, oleum, clarified phosphoric acid, fodder monobasic calcium phosphate, sodium fluorosilicate. The enterprise products are much in demand both in the domestic and in the foreign markets.

The Balakovsky chemicals plant, which has more than 30-year background, enjoys the second heyday in the status of  LLC “Balakovskyie Mineralnyie Udobrenia”. It is proven by its labor successes. The enterprise is a member of the Saratov Regional “Multi-Millionaire Club” four years in succession, this club unites the plants having the profits exceeding a billion of rubles. LLC “Balakovskyie Mineralnyie Udobrenia” employs the advanced energy-saving technologies highly praised at the federal level. The scope of deliveries of mineral fertilizers and fodder phosphates to the domestic market is steadily growing which means that the enterprise assumes all the responsibility to stand guard over the food security of the country.

At present LLC “Balakovskyie Mineralnyie Udobrenia” operate at the 100% output capacity. The Production Stabilization and Development Program up to 2010 is worked out at the plant which makes provisions for further improvement of technologies, introduction of new equipment, increase of quality and volume of the output products.

While making part of the “PhosAgro” group, the enterprise follows the unified coordinated strategy not only in resolving the production and marketing issues but in inspiration of labor, raising its productivity, implementation of social programs.

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November 26, 2010 - OAO PhosAgro, Russia’s largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizers, said it started production from a 2.6 billion-ruble ($83 million) sulfuric acid mill at its Balakovo plant in central Russia.   The mill will boost the plant’s capacity to produce sulfuric acid by about 50 percent to 1.9 million metric tons, PhosAgro said in an e-mailed statement today.

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption

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