URALCHEM Celebrates Its 7th Anniversary

Last Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the foundation of URALCHEM.

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Moscow, Russia (July 14, 2014) — Last Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the foundation of URALCHEM.

Ever since it was set up in 2007, URALCHEM has pursued a strategy of consolidating assets whilst improving the efficiency of business processes, increasing productivity and profitability, as well as reducing transaction costs. Today, URALCHEM is a leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers. Ranking first in Russia in the production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, the company supplies more than 80 kinds of products in more than 60 countries.

Over the past seven years, URALCHEM has boosted total production by more than 3 times. In 2013 the company produced 6.04 million tons of its main products and set a record for the production of gross ammonia at 2.82 million tons. Revenue has grown more than four-fold for the past seven years, reaching $2.27 billion in 2013. In terms of profitability, URALCHEM is one of the industry leaders, not only in Russia, but also globally. The company’s EBITDA grew from $207 million in 2007 to $632 million in 2013, with an EBITDA margin of 28%. The company is actively reinvesting its profits. Over the period of 2007 to 2013, URALCHEM has invested $682 million in its own development.

General Director of URALCHEM OJSC Dmitry Konyaev commented, “Today URALCHEM is one of the leaders of the chemical industry. This is a company that has managed in a short time to walk a path that has taken many players in the industry decades; a company that is confident in the future. We are developing and launching new products, strengthening our positions in key markets and entering new markets. We believe that URALCHEM is set for a long-term and stable development. Its employees, highly qualified managers and effective business model all guarantee this.”

More than 300 employees, representing all businesses of the company participated in the celebrations. The guests enjoyed a spectacular boat trip on the Moscow River and a concert.

Public Relations Department
URALCHEM, OJSC
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pr@uralchem.com
http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of 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. URALCHEM, OJSC ranks first in Russia for production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, and second for the production of urea. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

URALCHEM and Stamicarbon will develop a New Technology for Urea Production

URALCHEM signed a joint technology development agreement for the synthesis of urea with Stamicarbon, the world’s top developer and licensor of urea processes.

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Moscow, Russia (December 2, 2013) — URALCHEM, a leading Russian producer of nitrogen fertilizers, signed a joint technology development agreement for the synthesis of urea with Stamicarbon, the world’s top developer and licensor of urea processes.

The agreement should result in the creation of a new technology that will be available for commercial use globally. It is being built on both Stamicarbon’s intellectual property and URALCHEM’s research cooperation with the Moscow State University Department of Chemistry. URALCHEM has been working with the MSU Dept. of Chemistry on the concept of 100% CO2 conversion since 2008. The new technology will allow producing higher quality urea with less capital expenditure.

Within this joint project, URALCHEM will build, at its Perm Mineral Fertilizers site, a pilot unit designed by Stamicarbon, using the new technology. Subject to the positive evaluation of the pilot plant operations, Stamicarbon will proceed to the basic design of a commercial scale plant.

“This is one of those unique examples in modern Russian history in which a prominent western engineering company utilizes scientific findings of Russian fabricators and academic institutions”, noted Valeriy Lunin, Dean of the Moscow State University Department of Chemistry, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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PR department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
Email: pr@uralchem.com
Web: http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers in Russia. URALCHEM, OJSC is the world’s #2 and Russia’s leading ammonium nitrate producer.

Stamicarbon B.V., the licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont, is the global market leader in licensing of urea technology and services with more than 50% market share in synthesis and 32% market share in urea granulation technology. Stamicarbon has more than 65 years’ experience in licensing its urea technology and services, delivering optimum environmental performance, safety, reliability and productivity at the lowest investment level. Over 260 urea plants are using its technology. In addition, it has completed over 90 revamp projects in Stamicarbon and non-Stamicarbon plants. Since 1947, Stamicarbon has been the world’s leading authority and innovator in the field of urea in close co-operation with research institutes, suppliers and customers. Stamicarbon has offices in Sittard (The Netherlands), Beijing (China) and Moscow (Russia).

The Chemistry Department of the Moscow State University is a world-known center for Chemistry education. Chemistry education at the University started from 1755, the year it was founded. The Department of Chemistry includes 17 university chairs, 83 laboratories. 1048 students and 283 postgraduates, that study at the Department. 11 Full members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 4 corresponding members and 202 professors holding PhD and Doctoral Degrees in Chemistry are now preparing students to become high class specialists in modern Chemistry.