Oslo (2004-07-02): Friday morning at 06.30 a warehouse at Yara's facilities in Köping, Sweden caught fire. No people have been reported injured. The warehouse, that contained 3.300 tonnes of NPK fertilizer, has severe damages. The fire where reported to be under control by noon on Friday.
"It is too early to speculate on what caused the fire, but an investigation committee has been established to look into its cause," says head of Communications at Yara, Arne Cartridge, who underlines that the focus initially is on health and environment, and to limit the damages as far as possible.
The fire will only have marginal consequences on deliveries to the Swedish market.
Alvin Rosvoll, Business
Unit Manager, Nordic
Telephone (+47) 24 15 75 30
Cellular (+47) 90 56 57 01
Arne Cartridge, Media Relations
Telephone (+47) 24 15 73 01
Cellular (+47) 47 900 900
Yara International ASA is the world's leading supplier of mineral fertilizers with particular strength in nitrogen based fertilizers. Yara has a local presence in 50 countries worldwide. Yara sells more than 20 million tonnes of mineral fertilizers in more than 120 countries. Yara offers fertilizers meeting the nutrient needs of local crops supported by agronomic advice to make farming more profitable and agriculture more sustainable. Yara has a strong position in industrial markets in Europe as a supplier of nitrogen based chemicals and is the leading supplier of liquid CO2.