Oslo (2011-05-31): The construction of a 330,000 ton p.a. technical ammonium
nitrate (TAN) plant at Burrup, Australia is delayed due to the present
uncertainty around the decision-making ability of the Board of Burrup Holdings
In 2008, Burrup Holdings Ltd and Pankaj Oswal assumed obligations which ensured
the TAN project would be developed with Yara, and which established the key
terms upon which the project will proceed. Since that time, Yara has been
working hard to develop the TAN project, which would represent significant
development and value creation for downstream processing in Western Australia.
Yara recently invited all stakeholders, including Mr. Oswal, to consider this
attractive investment opportunity, but Mr. Oswal did not support the project.
Given the present uncertainty around the decision-making ability of the Burrup
Board, approval of the TAN project has been delayed.
Yara is disappointed that the Board of Burrup Holdings has been unable to make a
Thor GiÃ¦ver, Investor Relations
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