Yara to expand phosphate operation in Siilinjärvi, Finland
Dec 08, 2008
"The project strengthens the scale and competitiveness of our rock mining operations in Finland and increases sourcing flexibility for our NPK production, especially for the Norwegian plants. It is a good illustration of the value that the Kemira GrowHow acquisition has added to the Yara system," says Hallgeir Storvik, Head of Strategy, Supply and Trade in Yara.
The increase in capacity is achieved mainly through de-bottlenecking of existing production equipment and infrastructure. The project will also upgrade infrastructure for transport and storage of rock for export out of Uusikaupunki. The project is profitable also under more challenging market conditions than we have seen recently. The project is expected to be completed during fourth quarter 2009.
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