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Balakovo branch of Apatit

Production of phosphate-based fertilisers and feed phosphates
Investment programme

Business profile: Production of phosphate-based fertilisers and feed phosphates.

Balakovo branch of Apatit:

  • One of Europe’s largest producers of feed phosphates.
  • One of Russia’s largest producers of phosphate fertilisers.
  • Russia’s only producer of feed monocalcium phosphate.
  • Owing to flexible production lines it is possible to transition from the production of one type of fertiliser to another within one or two shifts.
  • The enterprise is located in Saratov Region, in the south of Russia, close to major mineral fertiliser consumers.
  • Balakovo branch of Apatit is the first Russian enterprise to have been certified compliant with the European GMP+ quality control standard for feed materials. 
  • Fertilisers: monoammonium phosphate (MAP), diammonium phosphate (DAP), ammonium phosphate sulphate (NPS).
  • Feed additives: monocalcium phosphate.
  • Acids: various grades of sulphuric acid, oleum, clear and colourless phosphoric acid.
  • Other products: sodium fluorosilicate for the building materials industry and the fluoridation of drinking water.


Phosphate-based fertilisers are essential plant growth and also increase crop yields. Phosphoric acid is used in the production of fertilisers, treatment of meat, and the production of industrial and feed phosphates used in turn to manufacture foodstuffs and soft drinks, medicines and personal care products.

Monocalcium phosphate (Ca(H2PO4)2) is a concentrated feed phosphate used as a food supplement for livestock and poultry. The food additive replenishes deficiency in phosphorous and calcium in the diet of cattle, ensures the appropriate metabolism of organisms and thereby improves immune and reproductive systems, and accelerates weight gain in livestock and poultry. 

413810, the Russian Federation, Saratov Region, Balakovo District, village Bikov Otrog, Proezd Chimikov, 1

Fax (8453) 62-48-72

Reception, Balakovo branch of Apatit 
Secretary: Elena Zharun

Tel. (8453) 49-40-34, 62-22-94,

Information Policy Director, Balakovo Branch of Apatit      
Oleg Bazhenov
Tel. (8453) 49-40-45

Investment projects implemented in recent years:

Within the framework of modernisation plans from 2008 to 2010 a second monocalcium phosphate production line was commissioned (production of the line was started in 2002). Balakovo branch of Apatit is the only producer of monocalcium phosphate in Russia, a highly concentrated food additive for livestock and poultry.

In November 2010 a new SK-650 sulphuric acid production line and a 25MW turbine generator were commissioned. Aggregate sulphuric acid capacities after the launch of the SK-650 line increased by more than 150% to 1.9 million tonnes per year, making Balakovo branch of  Apatit the second largest sulphuric acid producer in Russia (after PhosAgro-Cherepovets).

In 2012 the fleet of rail cars used to transport phosphoric acid was increased. 

General Director of Balakovo branch of Apatit
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