18 October 2007 15:21 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--US phosphate fertilizer producer Mississippi Phosphates (MissPhos) has restarted full diammonium phosphate (DAP) production at its Pascagoula, Mississippi, plant following the completion of repairs to one of its sulphuric acid units, sources close to the company said on Thursday.
It could not be confirmed when full production resumed but output was understood to be running at 100% of the facility’s capacity of 2,384 short tons/day.
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 (used in the manufacture of DAP).
Fertilizer production was reduced to around half of normal levels.
Repairs were initially anticipated to last a month, but MissPhos 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.
A further announcement in September indicated that the outage would last longer due to faulty repair work.
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