“The facility will shut down from January 7 to February 21,” a company official told The Express Tribune.
The plant, which is the world’s biggest single-train facility for ammonia and urea production, initiated output on December 26 and December 29, respectively.
“Under the gas load management plan announced by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), all fertiliser plants have to shut down for a specified time period,” explained Engro Corporation Vice-President Communications Tahir Jawaid.
The new plant has a capacity to produce 1.3 million tons of urea a year but output has not reached peak levels. “All operations have been initiated successfully and we will gradually increase output,” said Jawaid.