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Belarus eyes to build new nitrogen plant

Staff Writer | May 11, 2018
Belarus is planning to build a new nitrogen plant, the presidential press service said.
Alexander Lukashenko
Energy   Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko endorsed:
The preliminary decision was made during the session on discussing the development of nitrogen industry.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko endorsed the construction of a new nitrogen plant in Belarus and the modernization of the chemical enterprise Grodno Azot.

According to Igor Lyashenko, Chairman of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, it will cost more than $1 billion to build a new nitrogen plant. Proceeds are expected to reach $335 million a year. He said that the payback period will not be short.

A profound modernization of Grodno Azot will cost around 400 million U.S. dollars. The enterprise itself will come up with some of the required sum. Plans have been made to borrow 287 million U.S. dollars at an interest rate of 6 percent per year.

Grodno Azot is an important enterprise for the chemical industry, the region and the country in general. It is the manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers, ammonia, methanol, caprolactam and other chemical products.