PrJSC Severodonetsk Azot, part of the group of nitrogen business enterprises Group DF, is preparing to produce oxygen for medical use and has already submitted the necessary documentation package to the State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health.
“All organizational issues related to permits must be resolved as quickly as possible. The region has a difficult epidemic situation with COVID-19,” the Group DF said in a Tuesday press release, quoting Board Chairman of Severodonetsk Azot Leonid Buhaev from a working meeting with Head of the Luhansk Regional Administration Serhiy Haidai.
The company said that it has already received a license from the State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drug Control for the production and sale of oxygen for medical use.
According to the release, the production capacity of the air separation workshop is 500 cubic meters of oxygen for medical use per hour. According to Haidai, with the resumption of production of medical oxygen at Azot, the region will be fully provided with the necessary number of cylinders for the treatment of seriously ill patients with COVID-19.
Severodonetsk Azot is one of the largest Ukrainian chemical enterprises. It has been part of Dmytro Firtash’s Group DF since 2011. The core business of the enterprise is the production of mineral nitrogen fertilizers.
PrJSC Severodonetsk Azot, part of Group DF belonging to businessman Dmytro Firtash, in 2019 tripled production of mineral fertilizers, to 384,090 tonnes, the group’s press service has said.
Production of ammonium nitrate amounted to 371,660 tonnes (3.8 times more than a year earlier), commercial water ammonia to 1,650 tonnes (36.4% more), carbamide-ammonia mixture to 10,780 tonnes (doubled). Production of non-concentrated nitric acid amounted to 296,200 tonnes, which is 3.7 times more than a year earlier.
“The large-scale and important project for us over the year is the start of production at the new UAN liquid fertilizer plant. The result is as follows: we produced twice as many UANs as a year earlier, when we used the temporary UAN production technological scheme,” the press service said citing chairman of the board Leonid Buhayev.
The report also noted that in addition to the installation of the UAN production facility, projects for the modernization of the ammonia-refrigeration unit in ammonia production workshop 1-A, overhauls in the nitric acid production workshop, the steam supply and general communications department, and a number of other divisions became important for the enterprise’s work.
According to the press service, the total capital investment of the enterprise last year amounted to UAH 32.73 million.
PrJSC Severodonetsk Azot is one of the largest Ukrainian chemical enterprises. It has been part of Group DF since 2011. The core business of the enterprise is production of mineral nitrogen fertilizers.