28 January 2008 10:33 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--US phosphate fertilizer producer Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MissPhos) is to shut down one of its sulphuric acid plants for around one month following problems with its boiler, substantially reducing fertilizer output, the company said.
Until the idled sulphuric acid plant was returned to service, the company said late on Friday that DAP production would be limited to approximately 900 tonnes/day. The ?xml:namespace>
MissPhos had originally planned a two-week turnaround in February for maintenance but said it was shutting down the plant to replace internal components of a boiler following a major failure.
The company did not specify when the plant would go into turnaround.
The news comes at a time when
The affected plant is one of two 1,500 tonne/day sulphuric acid plants at the company’s phosphate fertilizer facility in
MissPhos serves both the domestic and international DAP markets.
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