15 March 2011 07:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Kenya’s Magadi Soda will shut its 350,000 tonne/year soda ash unit in southern Kenya for a week of scheduled maintenance in April, a company source said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Magadi is running its other 350,000 tonne/year facility at the same site at full rate, said the source.
“The exact [shutdown] date will depend on when the technical people can gather all the parts together. This will not affect supply as it is a one-week scheduled maintenance,” said the source.
Over 95% of the company’s output is exported to its principal markets in Southeast Asia, India, Africa and the Middle East, according to the company website.
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