Profertil delays opening of $65m Argentina dock, urea processing plant

05 December 2012 17:37  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The inauguration of Argentinian fertilizer producer Profertil’s new $65m (€49m) dock, warehouse and processing facility in Sante Fe province will occur in early 2013 after another weather-related delay, a senior executive confirmed on Wednesday.

The modern facility – capable of handling cargoes of up to 45,000 tonnes – was due to launch operations in November but bad weather delayed the completion of the final stage of the construction process at the Puerto General San Martin site by several weeks.

According to the firm’s commercial manager, Pablo Pussetto, employees will start using the dock, granulated urea stocking and processing facility and large warehouse in the first half of January. The facility is situated on the Parana River

Based in Bahia Blanca in Buenos Aires province, Profertil is partly-owned by Canadian fertilizer giant Agrium.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Richard Ewing
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