In accordance with Grupa Azoty Strategy for 2013-2020, organic growth based on investment is one of the pillars of company development plan. We are going to allocate 7 billion PLN to 68 investment projects in 2014-2020.
Heat and power plant in Kędzierzyn-Koźle
We decided to start preparing a new unit providing electricity and heat for Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. due to the deteriorating condition of the machinery which is currently in operation, and with a view to make the next plant more environmentally-friendly. The first stage of the investment, currently in progress, is scheduled for completion in 2016. The whole plant is forecast to be ready and started up in 2019.
Various benefits are going to result from the activity. Our Works are to gain modernized infrastructure, while the town will be able to use power and heat from the facility.
Development of Polyamide 6
Demand for this plastic is high and keeps rising, mainly due to versatile application of the material: from grocery foil and textiles, to medical equipment and plane construction components. The construction of a new Polyamide 6 installation in Tarnów, which begun in September 2015, will help double its production by Grupa Azoty, so that is reaches 170,000 tonnes per year (the current output capacity of Works in Tarnów and Guben is estimated at 92,000 tonnes per year). As a result, Grupa Azoty is going to become the second largest producer of the plastic in Europe.
Police 2 is the largest investment project in the history of Grupa Azoty. The most modern and the biggest manufacturing installation for the production of propylene using PDH method will have been built in Police by 2019. This intermediate product is very useful in the manufacturing of other chemicals. At present, the main consumer of polypropylene in Poland is Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. (120,000-140,000 tonnes/year), using the resource for the production of OXO alcohols. However, the required propylene, as much as 150,000 tonnes per year, needs to be imported. Police 2 is an investment which is meant to reverse this trend and ensure safety by providing supplies from within Grupa Azoty and producing goods for the international market.