PRESS RELEASE

Acron specialists visit urea plant in Bolivia

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Press release from the Ministry of Hydrocarbons

From May 31 to June 7, the Russian company Acron, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Oil Fields Bolivianos Fiscales developed various activities in Bolivia that allowed identifying aspects of mutual interest related to urea. Among these activities was the visit of the Acron specialists to the Ammonia - Urea plant in Cochabamba. "Those unforeseen stoppages that the Bulo Bulo plant now suffers, we consider it normal and this will take about 2 or 3 more years, and I will insist that operating that plant is very complex and we have to have a lot of experience in operation and maintenance ", said the CEO, CEO of the Russian company Acron, world leader in the production and marketing of fertilizers, Vladimir Kunitsky, after meeting with the Minister of Hydrocarbons, Luis Sánchez.

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"The task of producing urea is very difficult, YPFB is facing a very difficult task, we started producing urea 40 years ago and we have faced the same difficulties that YPFB is going through," the Acron executive added. time to indicate that, "the specialists of the company left the visit with a very good impression for the quality of the work, the equipment and the design of the Bulo Bulo plant".

In this regard, Kunitsky said that his company agreed with YPFB to provide the necessary help through technical specialists in repair and maintenance, taking into account the vast experience of the Russian company in fertilizer plants. Both companies identified opportunities to establish technical cooperation mechanisms that will be beneficial for both companies.

"I would like to congratulate YPFB for the start-up of this huge and important plant and I am sure that the future of this plant will be very good and will bring many good things to Bolivia," Kunitsky said.

Acron is one of the world's leading companies that works in the fertilizer industry. Vladimir Kunitsky has served as CEO of Acron since 2011. Between 2006 and 2011, he was Acron's senior vice president.

This press release was published using an automatic translation system.