By 2010, it is expected that 2,200 metric tons (MT) of urea a day will be produced at the Morón Petrochemical Complex as part of the development of plans and projects in new ammonia and urea production factories. This urea production represents 730 thousand MT of fertilizers a year; these plans are 54.9% complete so far.
Currently the projects are in a construction phase for civil works, including the foundation for an ammonia tank, which will have a storage capacity of 27 thousand MT, internal transportation, and administrative and maintenance buildings, among other things.
In his latest visit to the Complex in October, Hugo Chávez, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said that “Morón will be one of the great poles of development in the country.”
Due to new measures and policies implemented in 2008, the Complex managed to surpass production goals in granulated NPK fertilizers, with 364 thousand MT per year, and in sulfuric acid, with 134 thousand MT per year. Production goals were exceeded by 118% and 104%, respectively.
The Parada Mayor project is also being worked on in the Morón Petrochemical Complex. These sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid plants will have a direct impact on daily production indexes to obtain fertilizers that guarantee food sovereignty for all Venezuelans.
Agencia Bolivarian de Noticias (ABN), Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / February 6, 2009