URALCHEM Holding P.L.C., a company incorporated in Cyprus and the holding company for URALCHEM Group, one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS region (Commonwealth of Independent States).
URALCHEM Group is the largest ammonium nitrate producer in Russia, and the second largest ammonia and nitrogen fertilizer producer in Russia.
The company has facilities to produce over 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 1.2 million tonnes of urea and 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and compound fertilizers per year.
In 2014 URALCHEM produced 28.7% of Russia’s ammonium nitrate, 19.5% of ammonia, 19.7% of urea and other fertilizers.
The rapid growth of demand for mineral fertilizers in BRIC countries and South-East Asia as well as the rising production of bio fuel assures the long-term development potential for the company.
URALCHEM’S main competitive advantage is the development and production of innovative fertilizers tailored to particular countries, markets and segments along with ammonium nitrate and urea. This follows a strategy of ‘market tailored products’ focused on ensuring production flexibility.
The principal raw material used in production of nitrogen fertilizers is the natural gas that’s delivered to the companies’ producers under long-term contracts with Gazprom and Novatek.