Crimean Soda Plant to invest in needed repairs

The Ukraine“s largest soda ash producer, Crimean Soda Plant (Krasnoperekopsk, Crimea), is to invest USD 10 million in plant repairs before the end of 2005.
A source at the firm revealed that because…

The Ukraine“s largest soda ash producer, Crimean Soda Plant (Krasnoperekopsk, Crimea), is to invest USD 10 million in plant repairs before the end of 2005. A source at the firm revealed that because of a lack of repairs over the last ten years, current production levels might not be sustainable. Output from the plant will reach the designed capacity of 698,000 tons of soda a year in 2005. In the 1Q of 2005 the plant put produced 236,000 tons of soda ash, up 11% or 23,390 tons on the corresponding period in 2004.