14:00 | 26/07/2021 Companies
(VEN) - Having acknowledged the crucial role of technology innovation in production and product quality improvement, the Van Dien Fused Magnesium Phosphate Fertilizer Joint Stock Company (VADFCO) has focused in recent years on applying scientific and technical advances to production, and made the most of workers’ creative ideas to improve working conditions and minimize costs and emissions.
Production solution diversification
Built in 1960 with a capacity of only 20,000 tonnes of fused magnesium phosphate fertilizer per year, VADFCO’s continuous development efforts have increased the number of its products from only one phosphate fertilizer to dozens of quality phosphate fertilizers and more than 60 multi-element fertilizers, all competitive in the market.
It is now providing the market with more than 60 types of fertilizers, including 16 fertilizers for tea and many other fertilizers for rice, potatoes, cassava, corn, peanuts, coffee, pepper, and rubber. In particular, VADFCO provides super-tecmo fertilizer containing both instant and slow-soluble phosphate fertilizers (instant phosphate fertilizer nurtures plant in the early stage, and slow-soluble phosphate fertilizer provides nutrients for later periods and improves soil). This fertilizer is suitable for non-acidic fields and those on slopes. The company also provides multi-element fertilizers for rubber, coffee, pepper, rice, sugarcane and pineapple.
In 2016, the company designed, manufactured and installed cement silos to improve working conditions for workers, reducing production costs by VND740 million. VADFCO also designed and installed automated cement feeding systems for Ab presses to improve working conditions, reducing production costs by more than VND350 million.
In 2017, the company manufactured and installed a system of hoppers, coal screens and conveyors to replace its traditional coal feeding system, which reduced costs by VND534 million. In 2018 and 2019, the company applied three initiatives in manufacturing and installation of feeding blast furnaces, cutting costs by VND1.9 billion.
VADFCO has also applied an automated material weighing and mixing system, automated packaging systems, and camera surveillance system.
Drastic emission, waste cuts
In order to gradually modernize production further, VADFCO plans to continue investment in automating materials feeding for blast furnaces at an estimated cost of VND5 billion, and investment in an NPK fertilizer production line to create highly nutritional NPK fertilizers of good quality and attractive design with an estimated capital of VND6 billion, among others.
The company’s modernization has minimized emissions sharply, recycled solid materials, completely eliminated solid waste and wastewater, and treated all exhaust gas.
Ninety percent of the company’s products are sold domestically, with the remainder exported to such discerning markets as Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), and Malaysia, contributing to Vietnam’s standing as a world leading produce exporter.