Yara with permanent NPK closure in Kedainiai and temporary NPK stop in Ravenna
Dec 01, 2008
The Kedainiai plant has an annual production capacity of 250,000 tons NPK. It is an old sub-scale landlocked plant that became a Yara plant with the acquisition of Kemira GrowHow last year. The plant produces low-nitrogen NPK, PK and P fertilizer based on purchased nutrients. The plant has no competitive market advantage, lacks access to competitively priced raw materials and would need significant investments to bring it up to Yara efficiency and quality standards. The plant has 128 employees.
The Ravenna plant has an annual production capacity of 300,000 tons NPK. The decision to stop production temporarily is related to the current slow-down in NPK deliveries. The timing of a re-start will depend on market developments.
Yara will continue to fulfil customer contracts from built-up stock and alternative product sourcing, demonstrating Yara's flexible business model.
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