Foskor extends DAP/MAP turnaround

07 April 2008 17:27  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--South African phosphate fertilizer producer Foskor has extended the one-month turnaround at its Richards Bay plant by an additional month, trader sources said on Monday.


No reason was given for the extension, and no one at Foskor was available for comment. However, there have been market reports of technical problems at the facility.


The original outage began in early March and was scheduled to last until early April. 


Foskor operates a 410,000 tonne/year diammonium phosphate (DAP) and monammonium phosphate (MAP) plant at Richards Bay, around 150km northeast of Durban on the east coast of South Africa.  


DAP and MAP produced primarily serves the domestic market but the lack of output has prompted consumers to enter the international market to procure DAP in order to augment supply.

By: Mike Nash
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