IFA’14: Grupo Fertinal to build ammonia facility in Mexico

26 May 2014 03:47 Source:ICIS News

SYDNEY (ICIS)--Mexican phosphate producer Fertinal will build an ammonia production facility, a company source said late on Sunday on the sidelines of the International Fertilizer Association Annual Conference in Sydney.

The plant, which will have a 400,000-500,000 tonne/year capacity, will be built at in the city of Lazaro Cardenas in the southern state of Michoacan, where Fertinal already owns a fertilizer production plant.

“The facility will be very well placed logistically since it has easy access to Australia, Peru and Chile,” the company source said. The timeline of the plant construction will be announced in the coming month in a company statement.

The Lazaro Cardenas site was operating normally following a fire last week inside the plant’s sulphur ash deposit yard, an area storing recycled materials used in the manufacture of fertilizers, which caused no damage to the premises.

The IFA conference runs from 25-28 May.

By Sylvia Traganida