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Acid Plant Database June 1, 2010
|Owner||Grupo Fertinal S.A. de C.V.|
Blvd. Adolfo Lopez Mateos No 2836
|Plant||Plant I||Plant II|
|Coordinates*||17° 55' 17" N, 102° 10' 51" W||17° 55' 20" N, 102° 10' 52" W|
|Type of Plant||Sulphur Burning||Sulphur Burning|
|Gas Source||Elemental Sulphur||Elemental Sulphur|
|Plant Capacity||660,000 MTPA||660,000 MTPA|
|Technology||Outotec (formerly Lurgi GmbH)||Outotec (formerly Lurgi GmbH)|
|News||August 28, 2007 -
Grupo Fertinal of Mexico has secured funding from a silent
partner to restart production at its 1m tonne/year phosphate fertilizer
plant at Lazaro Cardenas, an industry source said on Tuesday. The name of the investor was disclosed, but the source said it was
believed to be a European company.
Fertinal was expected to start up the plant in January and have some product
available from February. Fertinal can produce
diammonium phosphate (DAP)
and mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP)
at Lazaro Cardenas. The loading
terminal for the facility was being rebuilt and was expected to be completed
by 1 October. Fertinal will use
phosphate rock from its Rofomex mines in the Mexican state of Baja
California Sur, as it was doing before Hurricane Juliette led to the idling
of the plant in 2001.
The company is expected to crush 2m tonnes/year of rock.
May 17, 2007 - Dutch financial services company ING Groep said Wednesday that a court has ordered its Mexican subsidiary to pay over $94 million in a claims dispute with mining company Grupo Fertinal. In a press release, ING said a Mexican federal appellate court has awarded Fertinal about $94 million plus interest under an insurance policy with Seguros ING. ING said the court's decision was the final ruling in the case, and that the settlement is "adequately covered by provisions taken" and reinsurance coverage. ING has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Fertinal for several years over insurance claims stemming from damage to mining installations caused by Hurricane Juliette in 2001. The final ruling affirms a lower court's decision in December 2005 to award $94 million to Fertinal, which had originally demanded compensation of $300 million. ING argued at the time that it should only have to pay $13 million under its insurance contract with the mining company.
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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