Tata Chemicals to mothball soda ash plant in Kenya

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014

Rising energy costs and challenging end market conditions have impacted soda ash producers in recent years, leading to the closure of plants and numerous redundancies. However, as the economy picks up, producers remain confident that a demand turnaround for the industry will happen with annual increases of 1.5% expected.

Following the closure of its UK-based soda ash plant at Winnington, Tata Chemicals Ltd has announced its intention to mothball its premium ash (PAM) operations in Magadi, Kenya, in a bid to help reduce energy costs.

Announcing the decision in its FY 2014 results, which cover the period April 2013...

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