Ma’aden shuts ammonia plant due technical problems

Ma’aden shuts ammonia plant due to technical problems

10:51 AM, 29th April 2013
Ma’aden shuts ammonia plant due to technical problems

RAS AL KHAIR, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) announced the shutdown of the ammonia plant by its subsidiary, Maaden Phosphate Company (mpc). The complex located at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia, has encountered technical difficulties during the start up which led into the plant shut-down. Due to the fact that ammonia is used in manufacturing of diammonium phosphate (DAP), the DAP plant has temporarily discontinued production until the ammonia plant will start operation.

The company will determent the financial impact of the shut-down as soon as the technical difficulties are solved. MPC will use the shut-down as an opportunity to carry out scheduled maintenance due in May which should help to reduce the financial impact expected in the second quarter 2013.

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