Sasol launches LAN plant in South Africa


Sasol Nitro has commenced its new R1bn ($114) limestone ammonium nitrate (LAN) granulation plant with a capacity of 400,000tpa of production in Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

"Sasol Nitro manufactures LAN and fertilisers such as ammonium sulphate, ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate based NPK blends."

Sasol global chemicals and North American operations senior group executive André de Ruyter said: "Sasol's investment in this plant will ensure more high quality product is made available to meet growing industry demand and, importantly, supports the company's continued investment in the South African agriculture industry.''

Sasol Nitro managing director Marius Brand said the new plant produces LAN fertiliser granules.

"We are proud of our investment in the local agricultural industry and are committed to promoting the South African agriculture industry through investment and capacity building," Brand added.

Sasol Nitro manufactures LAN and fertilisers such as ammonium sulphate, ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate based NPK blends, both in liquid and granular form.

As part of its on-going investment in South Africa, Sasol will invest R200m ($22M) in the Govan Mbeki municipality in Mpumalanga and the Metsimaholo municipality.