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Deal agreed for Burrup fertilizer plant

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World Fertilizer,

Perdaman has entered into an historic agreement with the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) as part of its plans to build a fertilizer manufacturing plant near Karratha.

Under the agreement, Perdaman will provide significant funding over the life of the project for a range of support to MAC including funding to develop both commercial and cultural initiatives.

Perdaman Chairman Vikas Rambal said, "We will also contribute additional support to the community in relation to arts and culture.

"That includes AUS$1 million to develop the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre, approximately AUS$10 million over the life of the project to support the Murujuga Future Fund, and AUS$150 000 towards the application for World Heritage Listing of the Burrup Rock Art."

Murujuga Chief Executive Office Peter Jeffries commented, "We are very excited this agreement includes the opportunity for MAC to develop a transport, logistics and housing for Perdaman's operational workforce".

As part of the agreement Mr Rambal will become involved in MAC's strategic growth, dedicating time and expertise to help guide the organisation to enhance its commercial capabilities.

The development of the plant in the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area will employee more than 2500 skilled contractors during the initial construction phase and then up to 200 permanent and 500 indirect employees during operations.

Once completed, the plant will have a production capacity of 2 million tpy of fertilizer grade urea and will help to meet demand for increased global food production.

The development has been named a Project of State Significance by the WA Government and received Major Project Status from the Commonwealth.

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