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Deepak Fertilisers Scraps Plans for Ammonium Nitrate Plant in Australia

6:12 AM MDT | August 30, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals (Pune, India) has abandoned plans to build a $350-million technical ammonium nitrate (AN) plant in South Australia to supply explosives for the mining industry, citing BHP Billiton’s plans to delay the expansion of the Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine, as one of the reasons. "While the decision not to proceed with this proposed plant at Port Bonython is disappointing, we will continue to work with Deepak to explore other financially feasible options," says Tom Koutsantonis, the state’s manufacturing...

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