The site is running a development programme to upgrade capacities and expand product offering. Total investment in the Balakovo Branch of Apatit from 2014 to 2018 exceeded RUB 8 billion.
In 2017–2018, an ammonia pipeline connecting the Togliatti–Odessa mainline with the liquid ammonia storage facility at the Balakovo Branch of Apatit was built for greater stability and security of feedstock supplies. The pipeline branch is almost 15 km long with a throughput of 504 ktpa of ammonia.
Total investment in the project stood at RUB 526 million.
In 2017–2018, the SK-17 sulphuric acid unit was upgraded increasing its capacity from 600 ktpa to 1 mtpa of monohydrate.
Total investment in the project amounted to ca. RUB 2.4 billion.
A warehousing facility with a capacity of 8 kt of liquid ammonia was launched in 2015. It is a unique facility that meets all present-day requirements for occupational and environmental safety. It is the first facility in Russia of this scale: six spherical storage tanks of 3,000 cu m each. The storage facility improved the Balakovo site’s self-sufficiency in feedstock and created capabilities to develop production capacity.
Total investment in the project amounted to RUB 2 billion.
The SK-650 sulphuric acid unit was put into operation in 2010. When it was launched, the unit was one of the most advanced facilities in Russia. Its seamless operation boosted the Balakovo site’s monohydrate output by at least 650 ktpa.
Investment in the project amounted to ca. RUB 1.5 billion.