EuroChem wants to reduce dependency on third-party phosphate supplies. Against this background, EuroChem will take over Yara’s ‘Serra do Salitre Phosphate Project’ in Brazil. The integrated upstream phosphates project in Minas Gerais is expected to add 1 MMT to EuroChem’s annual phosphate production capacity.
Samir Brikho will succeed Alexander Landia as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Eurochem Group. Brikho has previously worked for many leading companies such as Asea, ABB Group, Alstom and Amec Foster Wheeler.
Eurochem and Maire Tecnimont have signed a memorandum of intent under which the engineering company will be responsible for carrying out preliminary engineering and site surveying work at Kingisepp, Russia.
Eurochem has signed an agreement with American Plant Food for supplying fertilisers to its blending business. The fertiliser company will supply mixed shipments of N, P and K fertilisers to APF for handling, marketing, sales and distribution.
Eurochem announced the opening of a third new fertilizer blending plant in Brazil. With the new 27,000 m2 facility at Araguari in Minas Gerais, the company is continuing the expansion of its subsidiary Fertilizantes Tocantins (FTO) in the country.
Located in southern Russia, the Group’s 7.5 million dollar facility is expected to produce a capacity of 32,000 tonnes per year. The superior quality carbon dioxide will also be supplied to Coca-Cola systems.
Under the agreement, both the companies will collaborate to develop future fertiliser technologies. The research is expected to use data from scientific field trials at 10 different locations across Europe.
Eurochem Group announced the opening of a new production plant for efficient, water-soluble fertilizers at its Lifosa subsidiary in Lithuania. The $ 16 million facility will produce 25,000 metric tonnes (KMT) of crystalline urea phosphate per year, adding to the range of fertilizers currently manufactured at the site.