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Owner Hellagrolip SA

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Location Kavala Plant
Background Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A. (PFI) was founded in 1961 by the Commercial Bank Group and began operating in 1965 at Nea Karvali in Kavala.
A historical milestone in the corporate evolution of  PFI was undoubtedly the year 2000, when the two most important fertilizer manufacturers in the country -Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A. and Chemical Industries of Northern Greece S.A.- merged and today form one of  the largest chemical companies in Greece.
The company's production structure comprises two large plants, one at Nea Karvali in Kavala and the other in Thessaloniki.
September 2009, PFI SA was acquired by ELFE SA, a company controlled by a private equity fund.

Formerly: Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A.
               Hellenic Fertilizers and Chemicals ELFE SA
Website www.hellagrolip.com
Plant Plant No. 1 Plant No. 2
Coordinates*  40° 57' 19" N, 24° 28' 47" E  40° 57' 17" N, 24° 28' 45" E
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity 540 MTPD 840 MTPD
SA/DA - -
Status Operating Operating
Year Built 1966 1985
Technology Hugo Petersen Davy McKee
Contractor Hugo Petersen Davy McKee
Remarks - -


General The Kavala plant has the following production facilities with the respective annual capacities:

1.       Ammonia, 150.000 metric tons.  
2.       Phosphoric acid, 70.000 metric tons.  
3.       Sulfuric acid, (two facilities) 460.000 metric tons.  
4.       Compound fertilizers, (two facilities) 600.000 metric tons.  
5.       Nitric acid, 230.000 metric tons.  
6.       Nitrogenous fertilizers (ammonium nitrate/calcium ammonium nitrate), 300.000 metric tons.  
7.       Liquid ammonia storage tank, at atmospheric pressure and low temperature (approximately -330oC) with a capacity of 15.000 metric tons.  
8.       Installations for the storage, bagging, palletizing, in-plant handling and loading of fertilizers on ships and trucks.  
9.       Self-sufficient, independent, company - owned port for taking delivery of raw materials and loading intermediate goods and fertilizers.

References -
News September 15, 2009 - Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry (“PFI”) announced today that its shareholders, including Emporiki Bank, National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank and DEPA, signed a share purchase agreement for the sale of the total issued share capital of PFI to a company controlled by Lamda Partners.  Lamda Partners By way of this agreement, Lamda Partners aims to continue and further develop the production and commercial activities of PFI, which has a leading position in the fertilizer sector within the Greek market, while it exports a great part of its production to the international market.  Mr. Lavrentis Lavrentiadis made the following statement on behalf of Lamda Partners: “We are very proud that the investments of Lamda Partners begin with the investment in PFI. Based on the strategic importance of the installation in Kavala, we will have many opportunities to further develop its business activities, utilising the great experience and commitment of PFI’s personell, on which company’s development has been based up to now. PFI is committed to maintain the employment positions and production operations in Kavala. Lamda Partners would further invest in the company’s production facilities to the benefit of its customers, employees and Kavala’s local community”.  Rothschild and Norton Rose have acted as advisers to the sellers, Emporiki and NBG, while RBS, Skadden and Bernitsas law offices have acted as advisers to the buyer.  Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry is a market leading producer of fertilizers in Greece and in 2008 it had a turnover of €231.5 million. The production facility in Kavala produces a broad range of specialized fertilizers for all types of farming.   Lamda Partners is a private equity fund whose business policy focuses on investing in equity securities of leading companies in South-eastern Europe.

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption

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