Sulphuric acid plant closure to prove costly

Fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot says a shutdown at a facility at Mount Isa in north-west Queensland could cost it $25 million.

The company made an announcement yesterday that its sulphuric acid plant in the city had broken down.

It says the plant will remain offline for up to a month to allow repairs to be made.

The company says the outage will reduce production of sulphuric acid from the Mount Isa facility, resulting in the Phosphate Hill plant operating at reduced rates during the period.

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