Incitec Pivot flags $45m loss from plant outages

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by Anna Napoli

Industrial explosives maker, Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) says unplanned outages at two of its plants are expected to impact its earnings by around $45 million.

The Louisiana plant has been impacted by downtime caused by issues in the plant's CO2 removal system.

The company says the outage is expected to result in a full in production for the 2019 fiscal year of about 80 000 tonnes.

Additionally the company's Phosphate Hill facility was affected by a leak in its phosphoric acid plant.

Shares in Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) are trading 8.99 per cent lower at $3.24.