Unlike its Texas counterpart, the Dunedin fertiliser works is
safe from an explosion, Ravensdown Ravensbourne fertiliser
works manager Tony Gray says.
A government focus on primary sector growth, alongside
increasing concerns about the environment, poses challenges
for the future of the agricultural sector, Ravensdown's new
chief executive, Greg Campbell, says.
Ravensdown has begun replacing clouded windows in
Ravensbourne with self-cleaning glass as emissions from its
plant continue to contribute to glass clouding in the suburb.
Ravensdown has decided not to apply for consent to unload
ships through the night at its Ravensbourne fertiliser
factory, despite saying a recent 24-hour unloading trial was
Ravensdown has become the first New Zealand fertiliser
company to exceed $1 billion in revenue.
Ravensdown received three complaints from residents during a
24-hour ship unloading trial at the Ravensbourne wharf and
expects there may be more.
Ravensdown is revisiting plans to unload ships around the
clock at its Ravensbourne fertiliser manufacturing plant.
More than 200 farmers and agricultural industry
representatives attended the recent opening of Ravensdown's
new purpose-built store in Balclutha - the first of its kind
in the country.
A $3 million upgrade at Ravensdown's Ravensbourne fertiliser
works is being undertaken during the plant's annual shutdown.
Phosphate mining is returning to New Zealand with producer
Ravensdown announcing it will be mining phosphate rock from a
450ha South Otago deposit at Clarendon, first mined in the
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