The forecast was made by Andrey Guryev during a round table discussion hosted by the Rossiya-24 television news channel.
The proceeds from the agreements will be used by the company, which operates the phosphate fertilizer production complex located at Wa’ad Al Shamal Minerals Industrial City in Saudi Arabia, to pay down existing loans.
The company is aiming to move its Lac à Paul phosphate project in the Saguenay — Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, towards development.
The targets include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% per tonne of product, reducing freshwater use by 20% per tonne of product and implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship on 25 million acres, all by 2025.
Kropz has launched an open offer to existing shareholders to raise up to US$4 million to bring the company's Elandsfontein phosphate project, located in South Africa, into production.
The company's consolidated net profit after tax for the quarter ended 31 March 2020 was US$30.8 million, compared to US$14.58 million in the quarter ended 31 March 2019.
The company recorded a net loss of CAN$0.4 million in 1Q20, compared to a loss of CAN$0.6 million in 1Q19.
The company's Fertilisers Asia Pacific segment recorded an EBIT loss of of AUS$9.9 million, an improvement from a loss of AUS$32.5 million in HY19.
Prayon has acquired the intellectual property, including patents portfolio and process know-how, of Ecophos s.a., which filed for bankruptcy earlier in March.