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June 17, 2018

An US fertilizer facility downtime will hit Q2 EBITDA by $13M-$15M

An US fertilizer manufacturer today announced that the ammonia plant at its Arkansas chemical facility was shut down on June 4, 2018 after a power failure […]
June 14, 2018

FIORDA – Fertilizer Industry Operational Risks Database is here!

End of February this year at the Nitrogen and Syngas conference in Gothenburg and introduced the FIORDA database created for collecting and sharing process […]
June 10, 2018

Haifa Chemicals closes one of its factories in Israel

Haifa Chemicals announced on June 3rd, that it decided not to resume its fertilizers production activity in its northern (Haifa) fertilizer plant, and to examine alternatives to […]
June 10, 2018

Zimbabwe: SABLE Chemical Industries embark on a project to set up a $200 million fertiliser manufacturing plant using Coal Bed Methane

SABLE Chemical Industries, Zimbabwe sole producer of Ammonium Nitrate, is set to embark on a project to set up a $200 million fertiliser manufacturing plant which uses […]
June 8, 2018

Haldor Topsoe to deliver large-scale Methanol plant for Baltic Gas Chemical Company

Baltic Gas Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and Haldor Topsoe have signed a tripartite license agreement for a methanol plant project in Ust-Luga, Russia. The […]
June 6, 2018

Dyno Nobel, Inc. fined $250,000 for failing to notify federal authorities of anhydrous ammonia discharges

Company operates a urea plant near St. Helens; discharges caused complaints of odor and irritation from residents. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon ordered Dyno Nobel, […]
June 6, 2018

ADNOC and OCP Intend to Develop a Global World-Class Fertilizers Joint Venture

OCP Group and The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have agreed to explore the development of a new global fertilizers JV, to accelerate the execution […]
May 20, 2018

Australia: Yara fall to a loss at Burrup ammonia plant

Yara, the Norwegian-backed owner of Western Australia liquid ammonia plant on the Burrup Peninsula has blamed low prices for a $140 million reversal which plunged the […]
May 20, 2018

India: Nine workers faint after ammonia leakage at fertiliser plant

At least nine workers fainted following an alleged ammonia gas leak at the insulation department of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) plant in Phulpur […]
May 6, 2018

NFL to invest on new plant and energy-saving projects

India state-owned fertiliser firm NFL will invest Rs 1,250 crore over the next two years on energy saving projects in its five existing plants and setting […]
May 6, 2018

Yara and BASF Inaugurate Ammonia Plant

 Yara International ASA and BASF opened a new ammonia plant in Freeport, USA. The $ 600-million facility uses production process, based on by-product hydrogen instead of natural […]
January 28, 2018

Ammonia leak from FACT at Kochi’s facility

Kochi : A minor ammonia gas leak at Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT) create panic for hours at Willingdon Island  on Saturday. The incident occur […]
January 28, 2018

Upgrading Methanol plants for Increase in Capacity and Energy Efficiency

Author:  Harshad P Pandya, Independent Consultant   Methanol manufacturing has been one of the most energy intensive chemical productions.  High energy consumption and associated costs, high demand […]
January 28, 2018

Acron to Increase NPK Production Capacity

Investments in NPK production units in Veliky Novgorod will exceed RUB 700 million Acron (Veliky Novgorod) is investing RUB 700 million into a project scheduled for […]
January 28, 2018

SABIC to acquire 24.9% of Clariant

SABIC and global specialty chemicals company Clariant have come to agreement on acquisition of around 83 million shares of Clariant that equals to a 24.9% stake. […]
November 26, 2017

AKH start to develop the Commissioning Risk Register. Reason: Ammonia gas leak hospitalises 28 in Aqaba – Jordan

Twenty-eights workers in the industrial port expansion project, on the southern shore of Aqaba, experienced nausea and suffocation after inhaling ammonia gas that was leaking from […]
November 18, 2017

SOCAR target to earn up to $150M from urea plant per year

President of the state oil company SOCAR, Rovnag Abdullayev, spoke about plans and made comments on a series of projects that the company had made at […]
November 18, 2017

Incitec profit explodes to $318m despite lean fertiliser market

Fertiliser and explosives heavyweight, Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), has lifted its after-tax net profit for the year to September 30 to almost $319 million, despite tough fertiliser […]
November 11, 2017

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes SBN as our Sponsor

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec, member of Christof Group, specializes in manufacturing equipment for the fertilizer and petrochemical industries. Our products have a long established international reputation. Besides our […]
November 11, 2017

Maintenance notification: we are updating the Risk Register software

Dear members, please note that we will be performing important software update for the Risk Register database, including speed loading tests, during which time the service […]
November 11, 2017

Early design challenges of revamp projects (AKH) is currently working to develop a risk register to capture potential challenges and risks faced by the EPCM team and Client operation during the […]
November 9, 2017

Jonesboro Fire Department called back to Butterball due to ammonia leak; part of plant evacuated

The Jonesboro Fire Department is back at the Butterball plant due to an ammonia alarm. According to E911, part of the plant was evacuated. Early reports […]
November 9, 2017

Minor fire in KRIBHCO plant

SURAT: A minor fire erupted in ammonia II plant of KRIBHCO in Hazira on Sunday. General manager (HR) NK Sahu said the incident happened at around 10.20am in ammonia […]
November 9, 2017

Feasibility studies underway for Sarnia green methanol project

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has commenced a COMM SCI project with Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc. (AChT), Waterloo, Ont., that will see AChT complete technical and economic […]