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Production Continues at NorFraKalk

Nordkalk (info a, 22 September 2014

NorFraKalk 7 September 2014

Production of quicklime is going on again at Nordkalk's Norwegian joint venture NorFraKalk. The lime kiln had to be shut down on 7 September after a storage silo partially collapsed. The kiln was restarted on 15 September. Quicklime deliveries to customers have been taken care of, in part by special arrangements.

The accident was due to failure of struts that support a cone inside the silo. The damaged silo will be emptied once its structure has been strengthened, which according to current estimates takes place on the first weekend of October. Before that, two other silos adjacent to the damaged one will be strengthened.

NorFraKalk is a joint venture owned in half by Nordkalk Corporation and Norwegian Franzefoss Minerals AS. It produces quicklime, calcium oxide, mostly for the needs of paper industry.

Further  information
Jarkko Kaplin, Division Director, PulpPaper & Finland, Nordkalk Corporation
Tel +358 20 753 7107

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