Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport Approves the Land Use Plan for the Ammonia and Urea Transhipment Complex in Taman seaport
As we have reported earlier, Russia’s largest ammonia producer Togliattiazot PJSC is implementing the project at its own expense. The complex is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.
The project of the transhipment complex in Taman seaport is being implemented in accordance with the Development Roadmap for the Azov and Black Sea Basin Seaports 2020 adopted by the Government of the Russian Federation.
“A lengthy forced downtime in construction made us relaunch the set of engineering surveys and development of design documentation followed by obtaining all necessary approvals and reports from expert organisations and obtain the new construction permit, says Petr Ordzhonikidze, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Togliattiazot PJSC. We launched this work in 2017 and now the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport has approved one of the fundamental documents — the land use and demarcation plan. Such support is indicative of the strategic importance for the country of TOAZ project. Thanks to this unique terminal, export flows of ammonia and mineral fertilizers will be redirected from foreign countries to a Russian port”.
Togliattiazot PJSC project of the ammonia and urea transhipment complex is unique, as Russia has no ammonia transhipment terminals yet. The terminal cargo turnover will amount to 2 million tonnes of ammonia and 3 million tonnes of urea per year.
TOAZ will deliver its produce to the complex predominantly by rail. Options under consideration include both direct delivery from Togliatti and partial use of the Russian segment of the ammonia pipeline with further transhipment of the cargo to rail transport.
An ammonia storage and cooling terminal with isothermal storing tanks and a compressor station, product pipelines, auxiliary infrastructure facilities, cargo berths, and a unique trestle protruding into the sea for 2.5 km intended to deliver ammonia and urea for loading on vessels have already been erected on the territory of the complex.
Even taking into account the expected growth of the company’s output, the terminal should fully cover the need of Togliattiazot in the product transhipment capacities.
The project is fully financed by TOAZ
PJSC at its own expense.
Russian nitrogen fertilizer major Togliattiazot on Monday revealed the centrepiece of its new urea plant - a 107 metre tall granulation tower - had been installed and the project is 38% complete. Due for commissioning in 2021, the 2,200 tonne/day unit will reinforce the company's presence as the largest supplier of urea to the domestic market.