Rostock is located on the northern coastline of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, where the river Warnow meets the Baltic Sea. The plant is close to the village Poppendorf, about 12 kilometers east of the city of Rostock.
The site has two nitric acid plants, two nitrate fertilizer plants, one UAN plant and two plants making various qualities of technical ammonium nitrate.
The plant has its own harbor with storage facilities for ammonia and UAN, located close to the Rostock Main Port. Pipelines connect the harbor with the production site at Poppendorf.
There are road connections from the plant via the federal roads to the motorways A19/A20 to Berlin, Hamburg and Poland. Rail connections link the plant to the national and international rail-traffic systems.
High environmental and safety standards are a guarantee for safe and stable operation, and the plant has a good record. Energy produced during operations is to a high degree reused, minimizing the need for fossil fuel sources. The nitric acid plants are especially known for their low emission levels because of a high-pressure absorption process and extensive conversion of the raw materials.
All by-products are recycled. Rainwater, which may contain nitrates, is collected and purified in a biological water treatment unit.
In July 1994 the quality management system was certified according to DIN EN ISO 9002. In 2004 the plant received the certificate for the integrated quality, environmental and safety management system according DIN EN ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS18001.
Facts about Rostock
||Final decision for construction
||Start of production
||Acquired by Norsk Hydro
||Becomes part of Yara International ASA after Yara’s operations are spun off from Norsk Hydro
|Health, Safety and Environment fact sheet 2012 (PDF, 803KB)
|Health, Safety and Environment fact sheet 2011 (PDF, 898KB)
|Health, Safety and Environment fact sheet 2010 (PDF, 850KB)
|Health, Safety and Environment fact sheet 2009 (PDF, 240KB)
|Health, Safety and Environment fact sheet 2008 (PDF, 1.4MB)