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Owner U.S. Agri-Chemicals Corporation

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Background 1989 - U.S. Agri-Chemicals Corporation acquired by China National Chemicals Import & Export Corporation (Sinochem)
Location 3225 State Road 630 West
Fort Meade, Polk County
Florida
USA 33841
Website

www.sinochem.com

Plant

Fort Meade Chemical Plant

No. 1 Plant No. 2 Plant
Coordinates* 27° 44' 34" N, 81° 50' 58" W 27° 44' 31" N, 81° 50' 58" W
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity 3000 STPD 3000 STPD
SA/DA DA DA
Emissions

SO2: 4 lb/ton, 500 lb/h, 2190 ton/a
Acid Mist: 0.15 lb/ton, 18.8 lb/h, 82.3 ton/a
Opacity: < 10%
NOx: 18 ppm, 73.6 ton/a

SO2: 4 lb/ton, 500 lb/h, 2190 ton/a
Acid Mist: 0.15 lb/ton, 18.8 lb/h, 82.3 ton/a
Opacity: < 10%
NOx: 18 ppm, 73.6 ton/a

Status Shutdown 2005 Shutdown 2005
Year Built - -
Technology - -
Contractor - -
Remarks - -
Permit

State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Facility ID: 1050051
Title V Air Operation Permit

Permit No. Issue Date Expiry Date Details
1050051-003-AV September 11, 1998 - Original Issuance
1050051-006-AV May 15, 2000 - -
1050051-013-AV September 2, 2001 - -
1050051-017-AV July 31, 2002 - -
1050051-018-AV December 30, 2002 September 9, 2003 Final Permit
1050051-019-AV January 24, 2006 - Permit Surrendered
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October 14, 2005 - The Mosaic Company announced today that it has signed definitive agreements with U.S. Agri-Chemicals (USAC) and its parent company, Sinochem Corporation, comprising a global resolution of various commercial matters and disputes involving the parties. The parties have been working to complete definitive agreements since the signing of a nonbinding term sheet in August 2005.  Several agreements comprise the global resolution, including the agreement by Mosaic to pay $84 million resulting from the early termination of Mosaic's phosphate rock sales agreement with USAC. Prior to the business combination between IMC Global Inc. (IMC) and Cargill Crop Nutrition, USAC paid amounts to IMC under the rock sales agreement. In September 2004, IMC exercised its early termination right under the agreement, accelerating the termination date of the contract to October 1, 2007. Mosaic has agreed to pay $84 million as an early termination fee, and the parties will accelerate the termination of the phosphate rock sales agreement at closing.  Mosaic has also agreed to settle an existing lawsuit relating to prior pricing disputes under the phosphate rock sales agreement for approximately $10 million. In addition, Mosaic has agreed to acquire various equipment, spare parts, and real property containing approximately three million short tons of unmined phosphate reserves in Central Florida. The purchase price for the acquisition of these assets is $38 million, and will be paid through the issuance of Mosaic common shares.  The agreement is subject to certain closing conditions. The parties expect that the transactions contemplated under the global resolution will close on or before December 10, 2005 and the acquisition of phosphate reserves to occur on or before March 31, 2006.

August 14, 2005 - What began in 1994 as a sweetheart deal for U.S. Agri-Chemicals became a fatal divorce this year.  The Chinese-owned company will shut down its phosphoric acid plant in Fort Meade and its phosphate fertilizer manufacturing plant in Bartow by the end of the year, according to Monday's statement from the Mosaic Co. The shutdown stems from Agri-Chem's agreement to immediate termination of its phosphate rock supply contract with the Mosaic.  The agreement was AgriChem's sole source of the phosphate rock. Under the contract, Mosaic supplied 2 million tons of rock annually, which AgriChem turned into about 1 million tons diammonium phosphate, or DAP, fertilizer at the Bartow plant.

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