Fi­nal stage of in­dus­trial plant be­gins

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The fi­nal con­struc­tion stages of Yara’s $800 mil­lion tech­ni­cal am­mo­nium ni­trate plant on the Bur­rup Penin­sula have be­gun and the pro­ject is on track to be op­er­a­tional by the end of the year.

As part of the com­mis­sion­ing of the pro­ject Yara Pil­bara plant man­ager Rob Stevens said white or grey­ish-coloured steam was likely to be seen ris­ing from the plant on oc­ca­sions in the com­ing weeks.

“Our neigh­bours and any visi­tors to the area or nearby Hear­son’s Cove can be as­sured that this is just harm­less (wa­ter) vapour which is be­ing passed through the plant pipe work to clean them,” he said.

“It poses no risk.” The steam blow­ing, along with an as­so­ci­ated in­crease in noise from the plant, started last week and is ex­pected to con­tinue for another three weeks.

Mr Stevens said the vent­ing was sched­uled to oc­cur at night where pos­si­ble and a noise mon­i­tor­ing pro­gram would be con­ducted.

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