Ferrara is located in the middle of the Padana valley near the Po River, practically in the center of the Italian market for fertilizers.
The plant is located in an industrial area and shares common services such as utilities, gate guards, a fire brigade, first aid and canteen with several chemical producers.
The site has two main production units, an ammonia and a urea plant. There are also an argon recovery unit and an ammonia solution plant, all linked to the ammonia plant. An Air1 plant is linked to the urea plant.
Ammonia production is based on natural gas supplied via a pipeline from the national state-owned gas company Eni. Some 60 percent of the ammonia is used directly in the urea plant and the remainder is sent via pipeline to the Ravenna site or sold directly to industrial customers via train or truck.
Production is sold mainly in the domestic market where Yara is by far the largest player.
The plant is certified according to ISO14001 and ISO9001:2000. The plant is also certified in accordance with EMAS as part of the industrial area.
Facts about Ferrara
||Factory start-up producing synthetic rubber
||Start-up of ammonia and urea plants
||Start-up of new ammonia production plant
||Start-up of new urea production plant
||Upgrading of urea granulation plant
||Pipeline to supply ammonia from Ravenna plant, and start-up of the argon production plant
||Acquisition of ammonia and urea plant by Norsk Hydro/Yara
||Production and commercialization of liquid CO2
||Start-up of aqueous ammonia plant
||Upgrade ammonia plant
||Revamp ammonia plant
||Start-up of new Air1 plant
||Start-up new aqueous ammonia plant
||Revamp of the ammonia and urea plants