ANWIL company, belonging to ORLEN Group, constructs the third line for
production of nitrogen fertilizers in accordance with plan, which will increase
its production capacity by approx. 50%, and thereby its competitiveness towards
foreign manufacturers. Value of the investment, which is strategic for the
company and largest in the Kujawy and Pomorze Voivodeship and which will
considerably strengthen Polish economy, is estimated at around PLN 1.3 billion.
After the project, 100 new jobs will be created, and EBITDA operating profit of
the company from Włocławek may rise, according to forecasts, by almost PLN 245
million per annum. Terrain of the investment was visited by Andrzej Duda, the
President of the Republic of Poland.
- I hope that Polish economy will quickly return to the development
path. Investments implemented by domestic companies are its driving force.
ANWIL, a company belonging to ORLEN Group, builds another line for production
of nitrogen fertilizers, which will increase its production capacity, and in
consequence will protect Polish market against an influx of imported
fertilizers, mainly from the East. The investment which is implemented in the
company from Włocławek will be real support for Polish farmers and ORLEN
Group’s contribution to ensuring food safety & security of Poland - says
Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland.
Modern fertilizer line production plants will be made within the third
fertilizer line the construction of which started one year ago on the premises
of the company from Włocławek. The investment includes installation of nitric
acid and neutralization, granulation plant and auxiliary infrastructure.
- ANWIL is a very important asset in ORLEN Group, and strengthening of
its position on the European market is one of our priorities. Therefore, we
implement a strategic, and at the same time one of the biggest investments, in
terms of value, in the history of the company from Włocławek, also since
take-over of 100% of its shares by ORLEN Group in 2012. Construction of the
third line for production of nitrogen fertilizers runs in accordance with the
preset schedule. It is significant because the scope of the conducted
operations is broad and a number of domestic, as well as foreign contractors
are involved in them. The new investment brings benefits for ORLEN Group,
including ANWIL but mainly for Polish economy and Polish farmers. After the
project which will be finalized in mid 2022, we will provide them with access
to an increased volume of products meeting the highest global standards - says
Daniel Obajtek, the President of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN.
The investment will not only strengthen ANWIL’s position on the market
of fertilizers but also its position as the largest employer in the region.
After its end, the company will employ next 100 people. The entire local
community will gain benefits. ANWIL is one of the largest taxpayers in the
Kujawy and Pomorze Voivodeship. The company paid over PLN 100 million of tax
for 2019, more than PLN 43 million of which was left in the region. In view of
development of production assets, the amount may rise even by approximately PLN
50 million per annum.
Thanks to the investment, ANWIL’s production capacity will grow from 966
thousand tons to 1,461 thousand tons annually, and the company’s product
portfolio will be enriched by four types of fertilizers - thick saltpetre,
ammonium sulphate nitrate, nitro-chalk with sulphur and nitro-chalk with
magnesium, characterized by enhanced granule properties. The increased number
of fertilizer products will secure ANWIL in case of potential incorporation of
a prohibition to trade in ammonium nitrate in the European Union in the future.
A lot of earthworks have been performed so far on the premises of the
nitric acid plant under construction. Back-up facilities were prepared for
prefabrication of pipelines, as well as piling was carried out in the place
where a turbine set and chimney will be erected. Laying of foundations under
the nitric acid tank and absorption column came to an end. Elements thereof get
to the company from Włocławek and their bonding is in progress. A raw material
warehouse will be made within the investment too. Works related to the erection
of auxiliary infrastructure, necessary for the installation to function
properly, are also performed.
The company from Włocławek started the production of fertilizers 48
years ago, and the first ton of ammonium nitrate was produced already on 17
December 1971. Since 1990s, the nitrate production plant has been systematically
modernized, and in 2000, a plant for the production of nitro-chalk was put into
operation. At the beginning of 2019, the company manufactured a 30-million ton
of nitrogen fertilizers. At present, the generation capacity puts ANWIL second