I am pleased to announce that on April 14, 2009 the AUM Ammonia Plant achieved first production of ammonia.
I wish to recognize the considerable efforts of the EPC Contractors, MAN Ferrostaal AG and Proman (Trinidad) Ag as well as the Plant Operator and Technical Project Manager IPSL and the many subcontractors and vendors involved in achieving this early start up which is some three months ahead of that originally forecasted in the contract.
This achievement is even more significant when considered in the context of the global economic environment prevailing over the course of the project which put pressure on capital projects and even forced many to be indefinitely postponed.
I look forward to the continuing success of the group over the course of the completion and start up of the rest of the AUM complex.
Mr. Rampersad Motilal
Cheif Executive Officer