LLC “Ukrainian Mineral Fertilizers” promises to provide, at least a quarter of our farmers with the necessary ammonium sulphate for agriculture. Now the company is creating a modern complex in Krivoy Rog for fertilizer granulation, informs “Infoindustry”.
In this form it is much better absorbed, and it is even more convenient to use it. Producers of Belarus and Russia already use this approach for a long time.
In Ukraine, the demand for crystalline sulphate is about 400-500 thousand tons per year, and production in 2017 was more than 180 thousand tons.
The manufacturing plants are able to produce more than 100 thousand tons of crystalline sulphate. Therefore, the production potential is colossal. It is predicted that the cost of the product will increase from 4500-5000 UAH/ton to 6200-6500 UAH/ton, that is, by 37%. And these are taxes and jobs.
The workshop will be located in the industrial zone of Krivoy Rog. This city is a powerful logistics center that will ensure the continuous supply of fertilizers to farmers. The new building will consist of a workshop for receiving, storing, packing, shipping and fertilizer granulation workshop. The promised productivity is 100 thousand tons per year, that is about 15 tons per hour. Granulation will be done by dry compaction.
It is planned to install three independent systems for dust aspiration of ammonium sulphate, a system for drying raw materials and treating the product with an anti-caking agent.
“During the granulation of sulphate there will be no emissions. Only 1 ton of dust per year, all the rest is caught by filters for the process of granulation”, assured Alexey Afanasyev, the company’s CEO.
The entire production line will be designed and manufactured by the German-Japanese company Hosokawa Alpine.
The first deliveries are planned for next autumn. They promise to make a fully Ukrainian product and ensure that farmers will receive the fertilizer on time.
Now in Ukraine, a significant portion of ammonium sulphate is exported, and it is already granulated abroad.
Previously, it was predicted that prices for ammonium sulphate would rise, because it would be imported from far-off Asia.