Zaklady Chemiczne Police to Build Phosphoric Acid Plant in Senegal

Zakłady Chemiczne PolicePoland’s Zaklady Chemiczne Police (ZChP) will construct a phosphoric acid plant near the phospate rock mines in Senegal in which it acquired a controlling stake last year.

Establishing the phosphoric acid installation would also help ZChP hedge against the risk of the European Union introducing tough limits on cadmium in fertilizers, the company said. The phosphate rock mined in Senegal’s Lam Lam and Kebemer regions contained relatively low concentrations of cadmium and the costs of cadmium removal at the African subsidiary would be comparatively low, it added.

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ZChP, part of largest Polish chemical group Grupa Azoty, paid $28.85m for a 55% stake in the former sole owner of the mines, African Investment Group, in August 2013.

Read more about the project here.