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The URALCHEM Group allocated about 2 billion rubles for the repair and upgrade of the AM-76 ammonia unit. Such major works are carried out every twenty years. The reforming furnace pipes and lining were replaced. At the same time, an investment project was implemented to increase the unit's productivity; a syngas compressor was upgraded, which at that time was the bottleneck in the process chain. Almost all the plant's services and contractors took part in the work. As a result, the Company's specialists ensured reliable operation of the equipment and increased the capacity of the ammonia unit by 85 tons per day in winter.

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2019

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) has awarded the PMU Branch of URALCHEM USC with the "Best in the Industry" gold medal for responsible production management. The PMU Branch was the first fertilizer producer in Russia to receive IFA certification under the Protect & Sustain program in August 2017. In February 2019, the plant successfully passed an intermediate check and confirmed the validity of this certificate.

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2019

The PMU Branch of URALCHEM USC received permission to put into operation a new facility for urea packing in soft containers (big bags). The corresponding certificate was signed by specialists of the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture of Perm on December 27, 2019.

The facility contains two high-speed filling machines and a transfer unit. The produced urea goes to the newly constructed building. In the packaging facility, the product is accumulated in bunkers, and then, using filling machines, is distributed into 800 kg big bags. A loading area with an overhead crane on stationary supports is equipped next to the packing facility. Here, urea bags are loaded into gondola cars. Also within the scope of the project, the construction of a gondola car preparation area continues. The total investment amounts to 530 million rubles. The result of the project implementation will be the opportunity, if necessary, to pack the entire volume of urea produced in the PMU Branch in big bags.

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2019

The investment project "Technical re-equipment of UKL-7 units and production of magnesium nitrate solution" of shop No. 5 was implemented. The project value is 254 million rubles.

After the upgrade, the capacity of the units has increased by more than 50 tons per day. Due to the elimination of an explosive substance – natural gas – operational safety has increased. The work carried out made it possible to increase the productivity of the units by at least 1 ton per hour, as well as to improve the environmental characteristics of production and improve the working conditions of employees.

During the upgrade of No. 5A department of the non-concentrated nitric acid production, work was also carried out to change the supply of circulating water to these units. The implemented actions resulted in the connection of additional circulating water facilities, which make it possible to increase the cooling efficiency of heat-exchange process equipment and to increase the reliability of circulating water supply due to the possibility of switching between water circulation cycles when eliminating defects and carrying out shutdown repairs in other workshops of the branch.

 

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2019

As part of the project, the A2 final absorption tower was replaced. During the shutdown period, the tower, which ensures the capture of pollutants before they are released into the atmosphere, was replaced. The cost of the second stage of the project amounted to 232 million rubles. In 2019, its successful completion allowed the enterprise to enter stable production of sulfuric acid at design loads. The implementation of the largest investment project in recent decades has been underway since 2017. It involves the phased replacement of three absorption towers. One of the world leaders in the production of sulfuric acid equipment, the Canadian company CHEMETICS, was chosen as the project designer and equipment supplier. The total value of the contract exceeds USD 10 million. The first tower was replaced in 2017.

2018 Detail Hide
2018

PMU Branch launched the production of micro-prilled urea with a grain size of 0.3-1.0 mm. For packaging this product a new building has been constructed on the Perm production site for the first time in decades. Project investment totalled 72 million roubles (VAT included). Samples of micro-prilled urea were sent to consumers and enjoyed very good feedback. As a result the company began export shipments of the new product. The maximum production and sales volume of micro-prilled urea at PMU Branch is estimated at 20 thousand tonnes a year. This is approximately 20% of the global consumption.

2018 Detail Hide
2018

VMF Branch introduced a line of new filter presses designed to improve the quality and increase the output of clarified phosphoric acid. This technical solution was dictated by the company’s needs for a high-quality pure product, since it directly affects the quality of water-soluble fertilisers, for which the clarified acid is the main semi-finished product. Today, the output of 100% clarified P2O5 is 50 thousand tonnes per year. The inclusion of new plants created additional opportunities for the sale of this commercial product. The demand for P2O5 in the chemicals market has been steadily growing.

2018 Detail Hide
2018

At the end of 2018, as part of the digitalisation programme called ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’, KCCW Branch started the implementation of an online advisor for a pilot drum type granulator-dryer (DGD). At the initial phase of the project, SAP in partnership with BDO developed a digital model of the drying and granulation process and trained a dedicated advisor. Historical data tests proved the sufficient accuracy of the digital model. A joint team of the customer and the contractor confirmed the potential efficiency of the project.

The online advisor implementation is a pilot project related to efficiency improvement of URALCHEM’s production processes.

2017 Detail Hide
2017

On 1 August 2017, URALCHEM, JSC completed the reorganisation process in the form of merging Mineral Fertilizers, JSC (Perm) with URALCHEM, JSC as PMF Branch, with the termination of the activities of Mineral Fertilizers, JSC as an independent legal entity. The purpose of the reorganisation was to improve the efficiency of the companies comprising URALCHEM Group.

2017 Detail Hide
2017

Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, JSC (VMF) has produced the first batch of a new range of water-soluble compound fertilisers for the open ground, under the Aqua Drop brand. They include six grades of compound nitrogen-potash (NK) and nitrogen-phosphate-potash (NPK) fertilisers. Their composition is different in a few ways from Solar fertilisers; for their production, other raw materials are used, which have been proven to be effective in the open ground. The company can now manufacture a highly effective and affordable type of agrochemical.

In addition, VMF has started the production of water-soluble Solar MAP and Solar NPK fertilisers sold at retail under the URALCHEM trademark and packaged in sealed bags of 1 kg, in addition to the production of granulated potassium chloride and NPK fertilisers of various grades. The use of small bags is because of the high demand for fertilisers from gardeners and small farmers.

2016 Detail Hide
2016

Agreements on incorporation of URALCHEM’s own dealerships in the Russian regions are signed with governments of various areas of the Central, Southern, Volga, Far East, and Siberian Federal Districts. As of the year end, seven points of the holding products sales were opened in the Russian regions.

2016 Detail Hide
2016

VMF has switched to commercial production of water-soluble fertilizers. Implementation of the major investment project began in 2011. It resulted in development of the state-of-the-art process of water-soluble MAP production from wet-process phosphoric acid, a process with no global peers. MAP is both a fertilizer as it is, and a feedstock for production of complex water-soluble fertilizers.

2016 Detail Hide
2016

Within the scope of the national program of import phase-out, Azot Branch commenced production of granulated amine. The project, valued in excess of 110 million rubles, has been implemented jointly with Uralkali specialists. This product can be widely used in the mining, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industries. It fully corresponds to its foreign analogues, but it is cheaper and logistically more convenient.

2015 Detail Hide
2015
The name of the company changed to Joint Stock Company “United Chemical Company URALCHEM (JSC URALCHEM)
2014 Detail Hide
2014
URALCHEM implemented an integrated program to upgrade production facilities and improve operational procedures, which increased labour productivity across the Group by 4.2% compared to 2013.
2014 Detail Hide
2014
The URALCHEM company became a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. URALCHEM’s subsidiary, URALCHEM Freight limited, acted on behalf of URALCHEM as a party to the transaction and became the owner of 55% of the shares in the company, which has 100% shares in SIA Ventamonjaks.
2013 Detail Hide
2013
URLACHEM OJSC and LLC RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT (RTO) completed construction and opened a terminal at the Riga Port in Latvia for bulk fertilizers handling and short-term storage - Riga Fertilizer Terminal.
2013 Detail Hide
2013
Acquired a 19.99% stake in the nominal capital of Uralkali, PJSC.
2013 Detail Hide
2013
Production of water-soluble fertilizers started: monoammonium phosphate (MAP) at VMF and calcium nitrate at MFP KCCW.
2013 Detail Hide
2013

USC was created in early 2013 to unify and optimize URALCHEM divisions' accounting processes in a single multifunctional center. In particular, to process financial information and prepare financial reports by Russian and international standards, manage tax records and treasury operations as well as establish and maintain unified information and telephone systems of the Company.

2012 Detail Hide
2012
Consolidation of 100% of JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers in ownership of the URALCHEM Group.
2012 Detail Hide
2012
URALCHEM Group is the largest producer of ammonia and ammonium nitrate and the second-largest urea producer in Russia.
2012 Detail Hide
2012
Production of innovative NS 30:7 at MFP KCCW started.
2011 Detail Hide
2011
Increased its stake in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC to 100%.
2011 Detail Hide
2011
Consolidation in ownership of 100% of Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
2011 Detail Hide
2011
Certification of SIA URALCHEM Trading within FIAS (Scheme for observance of lawfulness and safety of the mineral fertilizers industry).
2010 Detail Hide
2010
Increased its stake in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC to 89.89%.
2010 Detail Hide
2010
Completion of the next stage of reorganization of joint stock companies – parts of URALCHEM Group, implemented within the framework of the project for transition to a unified share.
2010 Detail Hide
2010
B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC (OJSC KCHCHW) was dissolved after reorganization in the form of a merger with Mineral Fertilizer Plant of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
2010 Detail Hide
2010
Dissolution of OJSC Azot due to reorganization in the form of a merger with OJSC URALCHEM. All assets of the production complex were transferred to the Azot Branch of OJSC URALCHEM in Berezniki.
2010 Detail Hide
2010
Registration of all products of URALCHEM Group with the European Chemical Agency under the REACH.
2009 Detail Hide
2009
Increased its stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC to 9.7%.
2009 Detail Hide
2009
Acquired a 44.3% stake in JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers by URALCHEM Group, increasing its total stake to 46.5%.
2009 Detail Hide
2009
Established a SIA Riga Fertilizer Terminal with SIA Riga Commercial Port, a leading operator of ports and transportation infrastructure in Latvia. URALCHEM’s stake in the Riga Fertilizer Terminal is 51.0%. The main purpose of the Riga Fertilizer Terminal is the development of a specialized terminal in the port of Riga for the transhipment and storage of fertilizer and related chemical products.
2008 Detail Hide
2008
Acquired a controlling stake (71.7%) in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
2008 Detail Hide
2008
Established URALCHEM Handel (Germany) and URALCHEM Trading Do Brasil Ltda (Brazil) to develop marketing and sales networks in Germany and Brazil, respectively.
2008 Detail Hide
2008
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC to promote URALCHEM products in Russia and the CIS.
2008 Detail Hide
2008
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC to promote URALCHEM products in Russia and the CIS.
2007 Detail Hide
2007
URALCHEM-Trans, LLC was founded to respond to the URALCHEM group’s rail freight demand.
2007 Detail Hide
2007
URALCHEM Freight Limited was established to provide forwarding services, transhipment in ports, and shipment by water transport for the Company’s export products.
2007 Detail Hide
2007
URALCHEM, OJSC was established as a result of the acquisition of controlling stakes in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, named after B.P. Konstantinov, OJSC (Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region) and Azot, OJSC (Berezniki, Perm region).
2006 Detail Hide
2006
Reorganization was performed on the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers property structure via the merger of the assets of Kormofos CJSC (production feed additives based on phosphorus) and GOP CJSC (phosphate rock extraction on the basis of Egoryevskoye mine).
2006 Detail Hide
2006
Mineral Fertilizers Works in Perm was the first producer of nitrogen fertilizers to effect practical update of one of the most important types of equipment – a urea reactor manufactured by SchoellerBleckmanNooter, Austria
2004 Detail Hide
2004
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works was privatized. A company controlled by D.A. Mazepin purchased a controlling stake of the enterprise at the Russian Fund of Federal Property auction.
2002 Detail Hide
2002
ISO 9001 Quality Management System was introduced at Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers
1999 Detail Hide
1999
Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers started to produce diammonium phosphate (DAP) – one of the products supplied for export
1996 Detail Hide
1996
Berezniki Chemical Works (Azot) started production of a new product for industrial purposes - porous ammonium nitrate
1981 Detail Hide
1981
A fertiliser manufacturing plant was built on the basis of the production association Permnefteorgsintez. The plant was withdrawn from the production association Permnefteorgsintez and became an independent enterprise joint stock company Mineral Fertilizers in 1992.
1978 Detail Hide
1978
Construction of the gas pipeline Okhansk – Kirovo-Chepetsk was finished and production of mineral fertilizers was launched at the Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works.
1974 Detail Hide
1974
Transition of ammonia production at Berezninki Chemical Works from coke to natural gas.
1973 Detail Hide
1973
Construction of the mineral fertilizers plant began, which consequently became a part of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC
1966 Detail Hide
1966
A complex for the production of contact sulphuric acid was put into operation at the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
1959 Detail Hide
1959
Beginning of reconstruction of the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
1938 Detail Hide
1938
Beginning of construction of the plant that consequently became B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
1932 Detail Hide
1932
First synthetic ammonia – the major product of Berezniki Chemical Works – was manufactured
1930 Detail Hide
1930
The first workshop for the production of ground rock phosphate, with a capacity of 200 thousand tons per year, was put into operation. It was the first workshop of the enterprise, which was eventually named Voskresensk Chemical Works.
1929 Detail Hide
1929
Beginning of construction of Berezniki Chemical Works.
2019

AM-76 ammonia unit at the KCKK Branch has been upgraded

The URALCHEM Group allocated about 2 billion rubles for the repair and upgrade of the AM-76 ammonia unit. Such major works are carried out every twenty years. The reforming furnace pipes and lining were replaced. At the same time, an investment project was implemented to increase the unit's productivity; a syngas compressor was upgraded, which at that time was the bottleneck in the process chain. Almost all the plant's services and contractors took part in the work. As a result, the Company's specialists ensured reliable operation of the equipment and increased the capacity of the ammonia unit by 85 tons per day in winter.

URALCHEM was awarded the IFA gold medal

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) has awarded the PMU Branch of URALCHEM USC with the "Best in the Industry" gold medal for responsible production management. The PMU Branch was the first fertilizer producer in Russia to receive IFA certification under the Protect & Sustain program in August 2017. In February 2019, the plant successfully passed an intermediate check and confirmed the validity of this certificate.

A facility for urea packing in big bags was built at PMU

The PMU Branch of URALCHEM USC received permission to put into operation a new facility for urea packing in soft containers (big bags). The corresponding certificate was signed by specialists of the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture of Perm on December 27, 2019.

The facility contains two high-speed filling machines and a transfer unit. The produced urea goes to the newly constructed building. In the packaging facility, the product is accumulated in bunkers, and then, using filling machines, is distributed into 800 kg big bags. A loading area with an overhead crane on stationary supports is equipped next to the packing facility. Here, urea bags are loaded into gondola cars. Also within the scope of the project, the construction of a gondola car preparation area continues. The total investment amounts to 530 million rubles. The result of the project implementation will be the opportunity, if necessary, to pack the entire volume of urea produced in the PMU Branch in big bags.

At Azot, the production of non-concentrated nitric acid was upgraded

The investment project "Technical re-equipment of UKL-7 units and production of magnesium nitrate solution" of shop No. 5 was implemented. The project value is 254 million rubles.

After the upgrade, the capacity of the units has increased by more than 50 tons per day. Due to the elimination of an explosive substance – natural gas – operational safety has increased. The work carried out made it possible to increase the productivity of the units by at least 1 ton per hour, as well as to improve the environmental characteristics of production and improve the working conditions of employees.

During the upgrade of No. 5A department of the non-concentrated nitric acid production, work was also carried out to change the supply of circulating water to these units. The implemented actions resulted in the connection of additional circulating water facilities, which make it possible to increase the cooling efficiency of heat-exchange process equipment and to increase the reliability of circulating water supply due to the possibility of switching between water circulation cycles when eliminating defects and carrying out shutdown repairs in other workshops of the branch.

 

VMF has completed the second stage of a massive investment project for upgrade of sulfuric acid production

As part of the project, the A2 final absorption tower was replaced. During the shutdown period, the tower, which ensures the capture of pollutants before they are released into the atmosphere, was replaced. The cost of the second stage of the project amounted to 232 million rubles. In 2019, its successful completion allowed the enterprise to enter stable production of sulfuric acid at design loads. The implementation of the largest investment project in recent decades has been underway since 2017. It involves the phased replacement of three absorption towers. One of the world leaders in the production of sulfuric acid equipment, the Canadian company CHEMETICS, was chosen as the project designer and equipment supplier. The total value of the contract exceeds USD 10 million. The first tower was replaced in 2017.

2018

PMU Branch launched the production of micro-prilled urea

PMU Branch launched the production of micro-prilled urea with a grain size of 0.3-1.0 mm. For packaging this product a new building has been constructed on the Perm production site for the first time in decades. Project investment totalled 72 million roubles (VAT included). Samples of micro-prilled urea were sent to consumers and enjoyed very good feedback. As a result the company began export shipments of the new product. The maximum production and sales volume of micro-prilled urea at PMU Branch is estimated at 20 thousand tonnes a year. This is approximately 20% of the global consumption.

VMF improves the quality and increases the output of clarified phosphoric acid

VMF Branch introduced a line of new filter presses designed to improve the quality and increase the output of clarified phosphoric acid. This technical solution was dictated by the company’s needs for a high-quality pure product, since it directly affects the quality of water-soluble fertilisers, for which the clarified acid is the main semi-finished product. Today, the output of 100% clarified P2O5 is 50 thousand tonnes per year. The inclusion of new plants created additional opportunities for the sale of this commercial product. The demand for P2O5 in the chemicals market has been steadily growing.

KCCW Branch started the ‘Online Advisor for DGD’ project

At the end of 2018, as part of the digitalisation programme called ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’, KCCW Branch started the implementation of an online advisor for a pilot drum type granulator-dryer (DGD). At the initial phase of the project, SAP in partnership with BDO developed a digital model of the drying and granulation process and trained a dedicated advisor. Historical data tests proved the sufficient accuracy of the digital model. A joint team of the customer and the contractor confirmed the potential efficiency of the project.

The online advisor implementation is a pilot project related to efficiency improvement of URALCHEM’s production processes.

2017
Mineral Fertilizers, JSC reorganises into PMF Branch of URALCHEM, JSC in the city of Perm

On 1 August 2017, URALCHEM, JSC completed the reorganisation process in the form of merging Mineral Fertilizers, JSC (Perm) with URALCHEM, JSC as PMF Branch, with the termination of the activities of Mineral Fertilizers, JSC as an independent legal entity. The purpose of the reorganisation was to improve the efficiency of the companies comprising URALCHEM Group.

VMF starts production of new water-soluble Aqua Drop fertilisers

Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, JSC (VMF) has produced the first batch of a new range of water-soluble compound fertilisers for the open ground, under the Aqua Drop brand. They include six grades of compound nitrogen-potash (NK) and nitrogen-phosphate-potash (NPK) fertilisers. Their composition is different in a few ways from Solar fertilisers; for their production, other raw materials are used, which have been proven to be effective in the open ground. The company can now manufacture a highly effective and affordable type of agrochemical.

In addition, VMF has started the production of water-soluble Solar MAP and Solar NPK fertilisers sold at retail under the URALCHEM trademark and packaged in sealed bags of 1 kg, in addition to the production of granulated potassium chloride and NPK fertilisers of various grades. The use of small bags is because of the high demand for fertilisers from gardeners and small farmers.

2016
URALCHEM started developing an own dealer network in the domestic market

Agreements on incorporation of URALCHEM’s own dealerships in the Russian regions are signed with governments of various areas of the Central, Southern, Volga, Far East, and Siberian Federal Districts. As of the year end, seven points of the holding products sales were opened in the Russian regions.

Production of water-soluble fertilizers switched to industrial-scale

VMF has switched to commercial production of water-soluble fertilizers. Implementation of the major investment project began in 2011. It resulted in development of the state-of-the-art process of water-soluble MAP production from wet-process phosphoric acid, a process with no global peers. MAP is both a fertilizer as it is, and a feedstock for production of complex water-soluble fertilizers.

URALCHEM commenced commercial production of granulated higher aliphatic amines

Within the scope of the national program of import phase-out, Azot Branch commenced production of granulated amine. The project, valued in excess of 110 million rubles, has been implemented jointly with Uralkali specialists. This product can be widely used in the mining, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industries. It fully corresponds to its foreign analogues, but it is cheaper and logistically more convenient.

2015
The name of the company changed to Joint Stock Company “United Chemical Company URALCHEM (JSC URALCHEM)
The name of the company changed to Joint Stock Company “United Chemical Company URALCHEM (JSC URALCHEM)
2014
URALCHEM implemented an integrated program to upgrade production facilities and improve operational procedures.
URALCHEM implemented an integrated program to upgrade production facilities and improve operational procedures, which increased labour productivity across the Group by 4.2% compared to 2013.
The URALCHEM company became a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks.
The URALCHEM company became a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. URALCHEM’s subsidiary, URALCHEM Freight limited, acted on behalf of URALCHEM as a party to the transaction and became the owner of 55% of the shares in the company, which has 100% shares in SIA Ventamonjaks.
2013
URLACHEM OJSC and LLC RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT (RTO) completed construction and opened a terminal at the Riga Port.
URLACHEM OJSC and LLC RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT (RTO) completed construction and opened a terminal at the Riga Port in Latvia for bulk fertilizers handling and short-term storage - Riga Fertilizer Terminal.
Acquired a 19.99% stake in the nominal capital of Uralkali, PJSC.
Acquired a 19.99% stake in the nominal capital of Uralkali, PJSC.
Production of water-soluble fertilizers started: monoammonium phosphate (MAP) at VMF and calcium nitrate at MFP KCCW.
Production of water-soluble fertilizers started: monoammonium phosphate (MAP) at VMF and calcium nitrate at MFP KCCW.
Establishment of a new branch – United Service Center (USC)

USC was created in early 2013 to unify and optimize URALCHEM divisions' accounting processes in a single multifunctional center. In particular, to process financial information and prepare financial reports by Russian and international standards, manage tax records and treasury operations as well as establish and maintain unified information and telephone systems of the Company.

2012
Consolidation of 100% of JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers in ownership of the URALCHEM Group.
Consolidation of 100% of JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers in ownership of the URALCHEM Group.
URALCHEM Group is the largest producer of ammonia and ammonium nitrate and the second-largest urea producer in Russia.
URALCHEM Group is the largest producer of ammonia and ammonium nitrate and the second-largest urea producer in Russia.
Production of innovative NS 30:7 at MFP KCCW started.
Production of innovative NS 30:7 at MFP KCCW started.
2011
Increased its stake in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC to 100%.
Increased its stake in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC to 100%.
Consolidation in ownership of 100% of Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Consolidation in ownership of 100% of Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Certification of SIA URALCHEM Trading within FIAS
Certification of SIA URALCHEM Trading within FIAS (Scheme for observance of lawfulness and safety of the mineral fertilizers industry).
2010
Increased its stake in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC to 89.89%.
Increased its stake in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC to 89.89%.
Completion of the next stage of reorganization of joint stock companies – parts of URALCHEM Group
Completion of the next stage of reorganization of joint stock companies – parts of URALCHEM Group, implemented within the framework of the project for transition to a unified share.
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC (OJSC KCHCHW) was dissolved
B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC (OJSC KCHCHW) was dissolved after reorganization in the form of a merger with Mineral Fertilizer Plant of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
Dissolution of OJSC Azot due to reorganization in the form of a merger with OJSC URALCHEM
Dissolution of OJSC Azot due to reorganization in the form of a merger with OJSC URALCHEM. All assets of the production complex were transferred to the Azot Branch of OJSC URALCHEM in Berezniki.
Registration of all products of URALCHEM Group with the European Chemical Agency under the REACH.
Registration of all products of URALCHEM Group with the European Chemical Agency under the REACH.
2009
Increased its stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC to 9.7%
Increased its stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC to 9.7%.
Acquired a 44.3% stake in JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers by URALCHEM Group, increasing its total stake to 46.5%.
Acquired a 44.3% stake in JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers by URALCHEM Group, increasing its total stake to 46.5%.
Established a SIA Riga Fertilizer Terminal with SIA Riga Commercial Port
Established a SIA Riga Fertilizer Terminal with SIA Riga Commercial Port, a leading operator of ports and transportation infrastructure in Latvia. URALCHEM’s stake in the Riga Fertilizer Terminal is 51.0%. The main purpose of the Riga Fertilizer Terminal is the development of a specialized terminal in the port of Riga for the transhipment and storage of fertilizer and related chemical products.
2008
Acquired a controlling stake (71.7%) in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Acquired a controlling stake (71.7%) in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Established URALCHEM Handel (Germany) and URALCHEM Trading Do Brasil Ltda (Brazil)
Established URALCHEM Handel (Germany) and URALCHEM Trading Do Brasil Ltda (Brazil) to develop marketing and sales networks in Germany and Brazil, respectively.
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC.
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC to promote URALCHEM products in Russia and the CIS.
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC to promote URALCHEM products in Russia and the CIS.
2007
URALCHEM-Trans, LLC was founded
URALCHEM-Trans, LLC was founded to respond to the URALCHEM group’s rail freight demand.
URALCHEM Freight Limited was established
URALCHEM Freight Limited was established to provide forwarding services, transhipment in ports, and shipment by water transport for the Company’s export products.
URALCHEM, OJSC was established
URALCHEM, OJSC was established as a result of the acquisition of controlling stakes in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, named after B.P. Konstantinov, OJSC (Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region) and Azot, OJSC (Berezniki, Perm region).
2006
Reorganization was performed on the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers property structure
Reorganization was performed on the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers property structure via the merger of the assets of Kormofos CJSC (production feed additives based on phosphorus) and GOP CJSC (phosphate rock extraction on the basis of Egoryevskoye mine).
Mineral Fertilizers Works in Perm was the first producer of nitrogen fertilizers to effect practical update of one of the most important types of equipment – a urea reactor manufactured by SchoellerBleckmanNooter, Austria
Mineral Fertilizers Works in Perm was the first producer of nitrogen fertilizers to effect practical update of one of the most important types of equipment – a urea reactor manufactured by SchoellerBleckmanNooter, Austria
2004
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works was privatized.
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works was privatized. A company controlled by D.A. Mazepin purchased a controlling stake of the enterprise at the Russian Fund of Federal Property auction.
2002
ISO 9001 Quality Management System was introduced at Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers
ISO 9001 Quality Management System was introduced at Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers
1999
Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers started to produce diammonium phosphate (DAP) – one of the products supplied for export
Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers started to produce diammonium phosphate (DAP) – one of the products supplied for export
1996
Berezniki Chemical Works (Azot) started production of a new product for industrial purposes - porous ammonium nitrate
Berezniki Chemical Works (Azot) started production of a new product for industrial purposes - porous ammonium nitrate
1981
A fertiliser manufacturing plant was built on the basis of the production association Permnefteorgsintez.
A fertiliser manufacturing plant was built on the basis of the production association Permnefteorgsintez. The plant was withdrawn from the production association Permnefteorgsintez and became an independent enterprise joint stock company Mineral Fertilizers in 1992.
1978
Construction of the gas pipeline Okhansk – Kirovo-Chepetsk was finished and production of mineral fertilizers was launched at the Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works.
Construction of the gas pipeline Okhansk – Kirovo-Chepetsk was finished and production of mineral fertilizers was launched at the Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works.
1974
Transition of ammonia production at Berezninki Chemical Works from coke to natural gas.
Transition of ammonia production at Berezninki Chemical Works from coke to natural gas.
1973
Construction of the mineral fertilizers plant began, which consequently became a part of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC
Construction of the mineral fertilizers plant began, which consequently became a part of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC
1966
A complex for the production of contact sulphuric acid was put into operation at the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
A complex for the production of contact sulphuric acid was put into operation at the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
1959
Beginning of reconstruction of the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
Beginning of reconstruction of the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
1938
Beginning of construction of the plant that consequently became B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
Beginning of construction of the plant that consequently became B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
1932
First synthetic ammonia – the major product of Berezniki Chemical Works – was manufactured
First synthetic ammonia – the major product of Berezniki Chemical Works – was manufactured
1930
The first workshop for the production of ground rock phosphate, with a capacity of 200 thousand tons per year, was put into operation.
The first workshop for the production of ground rock phosphate, with a capacity of 200 thousand tons per year, was put into operation. It was the first workshop of the enterprise, which was eventually named Voskresensk Chemical Works.
1929
Beginning of construction of Berezniki Chemical Works.
Beginning of construction of Berezniki Chemical Works.
2019

AM-76 ammonia unit at the KCKK Branch has been upgraded

The URALCHEM Group allocated about 2 billion rubles for the repair and upgrade of the AM-76 ammonia unit. Such major works are carried out every twenty years. The reforming furnace pipes and lining were replaced. At the same time, an investment project was implemented to increase the unit's productivity; a syngas compressor was upgraded, which at that time was the bottleneck in the process chain. Almost all the plant's services and contractors took part in the work. As a result, the Company's specialists ensured reliable operation of the equipment and increased the capacity of the ammonia unit by 85 tons per day in winter.

URALCHEM was awarded the IFA gold medal

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) has awarded the PMU Branch of URALCHEM USC with the "Best in the Industry" gold medal for responsible production management. The PMU Branch was the first fertilizer producer in Russia to receive IFA certification under the Protect & Sustain program in August 2017. In February 2019, the plant successfully passed an intermediate check and confirmed the validity of this certificate.

A facility for urea packing in big bags was built at PMU

The PMU Branch of URALCHEM USC received permission to put into operation a new facility for urea packing in soft containers (big bags). The corresponding certificate was signed by specialists of the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture of Perm on December 27, 2019.

The facility contains two high-speed filling machines and a transfer unit. The produced urea goes to the newly constructed building. In the packaging facility, the product is accumulated in bunkers, and then, using filling machines, is distributed into 800 kg big bags. A loading area with an overhead crane on stationary supports is equipped next to the packing facility. Here, urea bags are loaded into gondola cars. Also within the scope of the project, the construction of a gondola car preparation area continues. The total investment amounts to 530 million rubles. The result of the project implementation will be the opportunity, if necessary, to pack the entire volume of urea produced in the PMU Branch in big bags.

At Azot, the production of non-concentrated nitric acid was upgraded

The investment project "Technical re-equipment of UKL-7 units and production of magnesium nitrate solution" of shop No. 5 was implemented. The project value is 254 million rubles.

After the upgrade, the capacity of the units has increased by more than 50 tons per day. Due to the elimination of an explosive substance – natural gas – operational safety has increased. The work carried out made it possible to increase the productivity of the units by at least 1 ton per hour, as well as to improve the environmental characteristics of production and improve the working conditions of employees.

During the upgrade of No. 5A department of the non-concentrated nitric acid production, work was also carried out to change the supply of circulating water to these units. The implemented actions resulted in the connection of additional circulating water facilities, which make it possible to increase the cooling efficiency of heat-exchange process equipment and to increase the reliability of circulating water supply due to the possibility of switching between water circulation cycles when eliminating defects and carrying out shutdown repairs in other workshops of the branch.

 

VMF has completed the second stage of a massive investment project for upgrade of sulfuric acid production

As part of the project, the A2 final absorption tower was replaced. During the shutdown period, the tower, which ensures the capture of pollutants before they are released into the atmosphere, was replaced. The cost of the second stage of the project amounted to 232 million rubles. In 2019, its successful completion allowed the enterprise to enter stable production of sulfuric acid at design loads. The implementation of the largest investment project in recent decades has been underway since 2017. It involves the phased replacement of three absorption towers. One of the world leaders in the production of sulfuric acid equipment, the Canadian company CHEMETICS, was chosen as the project designer and equipment supplier. The total value of the contract exceeds USD 10 million. The first tower was replaced in 2017.

2018

PMU Branch launched the production of micro-prilled urea

PMU Branch launched the production of micro-prilled urea with a grain size of 0.3-1.0 mm. For packaging this product a new building has been constructed on the Perm production site for the first time in decades. Project investment totalled 72 million roubles (VAT included). Samples of micro-prilled urea were sent to consumers and enjoyed very good feedback. As a result the company began export shipments of the new product. The maximum production and sales volume of micro-prilled urea at PMU Branch is estimated at 20 thousand tonnes a year. This is approximately 20% of the global consumption.

VMF improves the quality and increases the output of clarified phosphoric acid

VMF Branch introduced a line of new filter presses designed to improve the quality and increase the output of clarified phosphoric acid. This technical solution was dictated by the company’s needs for a high-quality pure product, since it directly affects the quality of water-soluble fertilisers, for which the clarified acid is the main semi-finished product. Today, the output of 100% clarified P2O5 is 50 thousand tonnes per year. The inclusion of new plants created additional opportunities for the sale of this commercial product. The demand for P2O5 in the chemicals market has been steadily growing.

KCCW Branch started the ‘Online Advisor for DGD’ project

At the end of 2018, as part of the digitalisation programme called ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’, KCCW Branch started the implementation of an online advisor for a pilot drum type granulator-dryer (DGD). At the initial phase of the project, SAP in partnership with BDO developed a digital model of the drying and granulation process and trained a dedicated advisor. Historical data tests proved the sufficient accuracy of the digital model. A joint team of the customer and the contractor confirmed the potential efficiency of the project.

The online advisor implementation is a pilot project related to efficiency improvement of URALCHEM’s production processes.

2017
Mineral Fertilizers, JSC reorganises into PMF Branch of URALCHEM, JSC in the city of Perm

On 1 August 2017, URALCHEM, JSC completed the reorganisation process in the form of merging Mineral Fertilizers, JSC (Perm) with URALCHEM, JSC as PMF Branch, with the termination of the activities of Mineral Fertilizers, JSC as an independent legal entity. The purpose of the reorganisation was to improve the efficiency of the companies comprising URALCHEM Group.

VMF starts production of new water-soluble Aqua Drop fertilisers

Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, JSC (VMF) has produced the first batch of a new range of water-soluble compound fertilisers for the open ground, under the Aqua Drop brand. They include six grades of compound nitrogen-potash (NK) and nitrogen-phosphate-potash (NPK) fertilisers. Their composition is different in a few ways from Solar fertilisers; for their production, other raw materials are used, which have been proven to be effective in the open ground. The company can now manufacture a highly effective and affordable type of agrochemical.

In addition, VMF has started the production of water-soluble Solar MAP and Solar NPK fertilisers sold at retail under the URALCHEM trademark and packaged in sealed bags of 1 kg, in addition to the production of granulated potassium chloride and NPK fertilisers of various grades. The use of small bags is because of the high demand for fertilisers from gardeners and small farmers.

2016
URALCHEM started developing an own dealer network in the domestic market

Agreements on incorporation of URALCHEM’s own dealerships in the Russian regions are signed with governments of various areas of the Central, Southern, Volga, Far East, and Siberian Federal Districts. As of the year end, seven points of the holding products sales were opened in the Russian regions.

Production of water-soluble fertilizers switched to industrial-scale

VMF has switched to commercial production of water-soluble fertilizers. Implementation of the major investment project began in 2011. It resulted in development of the state-of-the-art process of water-soluble MAP production from wet-process phosphoric acid, a process with no global peers. MAP is both a fertilizer as it is, and a feedstock for production of complex water-soluble fertilizers.

URALCHEM commenced commercial production of granulated higher aliphatic amines

Within the scope of the national program of import phase-out, Azot Branch commenced production of granulated amine. The project, valued in excess of 110 million rubles, has been implemented jointly with Uralkali specialists. This product can be widely used in the mining, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industries. It fully corresponds to its foreign analogues, but it is cheaper and logistically more convenient.

2015
The name of the company changed to Joint Stock Company “United Chemical Company URALCHEM (JSC URALCHEM)
The name of the company changed to Joint Stock Company “United Chemical Company URALCHEM (JSC URALCHEM)
2014
URALCHEM implemented an integrated program to upgrade production facilities and improve operational procedures.
URALCHEM implemented an integrated program to upgrade production facilities and improve operational procedures, which increased labour productivity across the Group by 4.2% compared to 2013.
The URALCHEM company became a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks.
The URALCHEM company became a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. URALCHEM’s subsidiary, URALCHEM Freight limited, acted on behalf of URALCHEM as a party to the transaction and became the owner of 55% of the shares in the company, which has 100% shares in SIA Ventamonjaks.
2013
URLACHEM OJSC and LLC RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT (RTO) completed construction and opened a terminal at the Riga Port.
URLACHEM OJSC and LLC RIGA COMMERCIAL PORT (RTO) completed construction and opened a terminal at the Riga Port in Latvia for bulk fertilizers handling and short-term storage - Riga Fertilizer Terminal.
Acquired a 19.99% stake in the nominal capital of Uralkali, PJSC.
Acquired a 19.99% stake in the nominal capital of Uralkali, PJSC.
Production of water-soluble fertilizers started: monoammonium phosphate (MAP) at VMF and calcium nitrate at MFP KCCW.
Production of water-soluble fertilizers started: monoammonium phosphate (MAP) at VMF and calcium nitrate at MFP KCCW.
Establishment of a new branch – United Service Center (USC)

USC was created in early 2013 to unify and optimize URALCHEM divisions' accounting processes in a single multifunctional center. In particular, to process financial information and prepare financial reports by Russian and international standards, manage tax records and treasury operations as well as establish and maintain unified information and telephone systems of the Company.

2012
Consolidation of 100% of JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers in ownership of the URALCHEM Group.
Consolidation of 100% of JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers in ownership of the URALCHEM Group.
URALCHEM Group is the largest producer of ammonia and ammonium nitrate and the second-largest urea producer in Russia.
URALCHEM Group is the largest producer of ammonia and ammonium nitrate and the second-largest urea producer in Russia.
Production of innovative NS 30:7 at MFP KCCW started.
Production of innovative NS 30:7 at MFP KCCW started.
2011
Increased its stake in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC to 100%.
Increased its stake in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC to 100%.
Consolidation in ownership of 100% of Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Consolidation in ownership of 100% of Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Certification of SIA URALCHEM Trading within FIAS
Certification of SIA URALCHEM Trading within FIAS (Scheme for observance of lawfulness and safety of the mineral fertilizers industry).
2010
Increased its stake in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC to 89.89%.
Increased its stake in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC to 89.89%.
Completion of the next stage of reorganization of joint stock companies – parts of URALCHEM Group
Completion of the next stage of reorganization of joint stock companies – parts of URALCHEM Group, implemented within the framework of the project for transition to a unified share.
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC (OJSC KCHCHW) was dissolved
B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC (OJSC KCHCHW) was dissolved after reorganization in the form of a merger with Mineral Fertilizer Plant of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
Dissolution of OJSC Azot due to reorganization in the form of a merger with OJSC URALCHEM
Dissolution of OJSC Azot due to reorganization in the form of a merger with OJSC URALCHEM. All assets of the production complex were transferred to the Azot Branch of OJSC URALCHEM in Berezniki.
Registration of all products of URALCHEM Group with the European Chemical Agency under the REACH.
Registration of all products of URALCHEM Group with the European Chemical Agency under the REACH.
2009
Increased its stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC to 9.7%
Increased its stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC to 9.7%.
Acquired a 44.3% stake in JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers by URALCHEM Group, increasing its total stake to 46.5%.
Acquired a 44.3% stake in JSC Perm Mineral Fertilizers by URALCHEM Group, increasing its total stake to 46.5%.
Established a SIA Riga Fertilizer Terminal with SIA Riga Commercial Port
Established a SIA Riga Fertilizer Terminal with SIA Riga Commercial Port, a leading operator of ports and transportation infrastructure in Latvia. URALCHEM’s stake in the Riga Fertilizer Terminal is 51.0%. The main purpose of the Riga Fertilizer Terminal is the development of a specialized terminal in the port of Riga for the transhipment and storage of fertilizer and related chemical products.
2008
Acquired a controlling stake (71.7%) in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Acquired a controlling stake (71.7%) in Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC.
Established URALCHEM Handel (Germany) and URALCHEM Trading Do Brasil Ltda (Brazil)
Established URALCHEM Handel (Germany) and URALCHEM Trading Do Brasil Ltda (Brazil) to develop marketing and sales networks in Germany and Brazil, respectively.
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC.
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC to promote URALCHEM products in Russia and the CIS.
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC
Acquired a 7.5% stake in Togliattiazot, OJSC. Opened URALCHEM Trading House, LLC to promote URALCHEM products in Russia and the CIS.
2007
URALCHEM-Trans, LLC was founded
URALCHEM-Trans, LLC was founded to respond to the URALCHEM group’s rail freight demand.
URALCHEM Freight Limited was established
URALCHEM Freight Limited was established to provide forwarding services, transhipment in ports, and shipment by water transport for the Company’s export products.
URALCHEM, OJSC was established
URALCHEM, OJSC was established as a result of the acquisition of controlling stakes in Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, named after B.P. Konstantinov, OJSC (Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region) and Azot, OJSC (Berezniki, Perm region).
2006
Reorganization was performed on the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers property structure
Reorganization was performed on the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers property structure via the merger of the assets of Kormofos CJSC (production feed additives based on phosphorus) and GOP CJSC (phosphate rock extraction on the basis of Egoryevskoye mine).
Mineral Fertilizers Works in Perm was the first producer of nitrogen fertilizers to effect practical update of one of the most important types of equipment – a urea reactor manufactured by SchoellerBleckmanNooter, Austria
Mineral Fertilizers Works in Perm was the first producer of nitrogen fertilizers to effect practical update of one of the most important types of equipment – a urea reactor manufactured by SchoellerBleckmanNooter, Austria
2004
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works was privatized.
Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works was privatized. A company controlled by D.A. Mazepin purchased a controlling stake of the enterprise at the Russian Fund of Federal Property auction.
2002
ISO 9001 Quality Management System was introduced at Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers
ISO 9001 Quality Management System was introduced at Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers
1999
Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers started to produce diammonium phosphate (DAP) – one of the products supplied for export
Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers started to produce diammonium phosphate (DAP) – one of the products supplied for export
1996
Berezniki Chemical Works (Azot) started production of a new product for industrial purposes - porous ammonium nitrate
Berezniki Chemical Works (Azot) started production of a new product for industrial purposes - porous ammonium nitrate
1981
A fertiliser manufacturing plant was built on the basis of the production association Permnefteorgsintez.
A fertiliser manufacturing plant was built on the basis of the production association Permnefteorgsintez. The plant was withdrawn from the production association Permnefteorgsintez and became an independent enterprise joint stock company Mineral Fertilizers in 1992.
1978
Construction of the gas pipeline Okhansk – Kirovo-Chepetsk was finished and production of mineral fertilizers was launched at the Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works.
Construction of the gas pipeline Okhansk – Kirovo-Chepetsk was finished and production of mineral fertilizers was launched at the Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works.
1974
Transition of ammonia production at Berezninki Chemical Works from coke to natural gas.
Transition of ammonia production at Berezninki Chemical Works from coke to natural gas.
1973
Construction of the mineral fertilizers plant began, which consequently became a part of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC
Construction of the mineral fertilizers plant began, which consequently became a part of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC
1966
A complex for the production of contact sulphuric acid was put into operation at the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
A complex for the production of contact sulphuric acid was put into operation at the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
1959
Beginning of reconstruction of the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
Beginning of reconstruction of the Voskresensk Chemical Workshop
1938
Beginning of construction of the plant that consequently became B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
Beginning of construction of the plant that consequently became B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC.
1932
First synthetic ammonia – the major product of Berezniki Chemical Works – was manufactured
First synthetic ammonia – the major product of Berezniki Chemical Works – was manufactured
1930
The first workshop for the production of ground rock phosphate, with a capacity of 200 thousand tons per year, was put into operation.
The first workshop for the production of ground rock phosphate, with a capacity of 200 thousand tons per year, was put into operation. It was the first workshop of the enterprise, which was eventually named Voskresensk Chemical Works.
1929
Beginning of construction of Berezniki Chemical Works.
Beginning of construction of Berezniki Chemical Works.