02 July 2012 12:34 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL) on Monday appointed a new chairman and announced ammonium nitrate (AN) production had started at the Australian fertilizer producer's Moranbah facility in Queensland.
IPL's downstream plants that make nitric acid, AN solution and AN emulsion produced the initial AN with imported ammonia, the company said, adding the "commissioning of the ammonia plant continues according to plan and will be brought on line in Q4, after the downstream plants are stabilised".
In a separate announcement, the Melbourne-headquartered company named Paul Brasher as its new chairman, effective 30 June, replacing John Watson in the top role.
IPL employs almost 4,500 people and owns and operates manufacturing plants in countries including the US, Canada, Turkey and Australia, Chile and Mexico. The company also runs joint venture operations in South Africa, Malaysia and China.
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