Final stage of industrial plant begins
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.