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Acid Plant Database  February 1, 2019

Owner Fertilizantes Heringer S.A.

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Location Rod. BR 277 - km 10.53
Paranaguá, Paraná
Background 1968 - Company established by Dalton Dias Heringer
Website www.heringer.com.br
Plant -
Coordinates* 25° 33' 56" S, 48° 37' 14" W (Site)
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity 600 MTPD
Emissions -
Status Operating
Year Built 2008
Technology -
Contractor MB Consultores
Remarks Plant was constructed using equipment from a 600 MTPD and 200 MTPD owned by Nitroquímica.  A blower from a 400 MTPD former Bayer plant was placed in series with the KKK blower to achieve the required flow and pressure.
Pictures Original 200 MTPD plant: Fertilizantes-Heringer-3.jpg (29966 bytes)
Construction: Fertilizantes-Heringer-4.jpg (48548 bytes)  Fertilizantes-Heringer-5.jpg (43087 bytes)  Fertilizantes-Heringer-6.jpg (67532 bytes)  Fertilizantes-Heringer-7.jpg (85169 bytes)
New Plant: Fertilizantes-Heringer-2.jpg (64652 bytes)
General Fertilizantes Heringer S.A. was one of the first companies engaged in the production, sale and distribution of fertilizers in Brazil, where it has operated for 40 years. The Company has achieved significant growth throughout its history as a result of investments made in new plants, the high quality of its products, specialized services provided to their customers, an extensive sales and distribution network, a stable supply of raw materials, efficient decision-making and strategic positioning in important regional markets.
Heringer sells and distributes Basic Fertilizers, and produces, sells and distributes NPK Formulas and Special Fertilizers to farmers, agricultural companies, retailers, distribution companies and cooperatives located in 23 Brazilian states and the Federal District of Brasília. The Company develops new Special Fertilizers in its two research centers, staffed with highly-trained professionals, which enables them to serve diverse segments within the agribusiness industry. Heringer has approximately 31 thousand customers to which they supply over 2,500 different types of fertilizer products. In 2007, Heringer produced and marketed approximately 3.26 million tons of fertilizers.
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News January 31, 2019 - Brazilian fertilizer company Fertilizantes Heringer SA has decided to close several of its plants and distribution centers as part of a restructuring plan to lower its debt burden, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.  Heringer, one of the largest players in the Brazilian fertilizer market, sent a message to workers on Thursday in at least 10 installations, including plants and regional offices, advising them that they faced closure, according to a e-mail message seen by Reuters.  In the message, CEO Dalton Carlos Heringer said the restructuring became necessary after some creditors obtained a favorable court decision allowing them to freeze bank accounts to guarantee debt repayment.  Heringer's press office did not confirm the existence of the memo and said it would return a call seeking details. Its investor relations office said company executives were not available for comment as they were in meetings and that the company might send information to market regulator CVM later on Thursday.  Heringer had 2.9 billion reais ($794.17 million) in debt by the end of the third quarter, according to its earnings release. That compares with a market capitalization of 224 million reais, according to Refinitiv data.  A source that deals with fertilizer distributors in Mato Grosso, in the heartland of Brazil's grain belt, said Heringer advised some of those distributors regarding what plants and offices were being closed and which ones would keep operating.  Before the closings, Heringer was operating 16 plants that produce fertilizer from imported materials and one sulfuric acid plant, besides regional offices in the most important agricultural areas in Brazil such as center-west and Matopiba.  It had a capacity to move 6.2 million tonnes of fertilizer per year, used in several types of cultures including soybeans, corn, cotton, coffee and sugar cane.  Heringer shares lost 5 percent in Sao Paulo trading on Thursday.

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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