22 August 2007 16:23 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--US phosphate fertilizer producer Mississippi Phosphates (MissPhos) has restored diammonium phosphate (DAP) production at its Pascagoula, Mississippi, plant after repairing one of its sulphuric acid units, sources close to the company said on Wednesday.
Production, which was understood to have restarted in the last couple of days, was nearing 100% of its 2,384 short ton/day (2,163 tonne/day) capacity.
MissPhos trader company Transammonia indicated that tonnage would be available for export from the second half of September onwards
The plant went down at the beginning of July following a major failure on a key component at one of the plant’s two sulphuric acid lines.
DAP production was reduced to around half of normal levels.
Repairs were anticipated to last a month, but MissPhos subsequently announced at the end of July that a new replacement of the key component would have to be fabricated and that start up would be delayed until late August.
MissPhos supplies the domestic US market as well as exporting DAP through Transammonia.
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