Corporate releases

Fire at Yara Porsgrunn plant

April 24, 2017
Oslo, 24 April 2017: There has been a fire in the ammonia plant at Yara Porsgrunn this morning. The fire has been put out, and no personnel have been injured.

Investigations into the cause and material damage of the fire are on-going, but the damage is limited to the ammonia plant.

The Porsgrunn plant has the capability to produce for full finished fertilizer production based on imported ammonia.

The Yara Porsgrunn plant has an annual production capacity of approximately 0.5 million tonnes ammonia, 2.2 million tonnes NPK and 0.8 million tonnes Calcium Nitrate.


Thor Giæver, Investor Relations

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Esben Tuman, Media Relations
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About Yara

Yara's knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers', distributors' and industrial customers' businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth's resources, food and environment.

Our fertilizers, crop nutrition programs and technologies increase yields, improve product quality and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Our industrial and environmental solutions improve air quality by reducing emissions from industry and transportation, and serve as key ingredients in the production of a wide range of goods. We foster a culture that promotes the safety of our employees, contractors and societies.

Founded in 1905 to solve emerging famine in Europe, today Yara has a worldwide presence with more than 16,000 employees and sales to more than 150 countries.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.