Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited
- Location of deposit – Rock phosphate is low value relative to freight costs so proximity of the deposit and mining operation to the market is of paramount importance
- Nature of the rock phosphate (characteristics composition and chemistry) – Chatham rock phosphate has qualities that make it very competitive in the rock phosphate world. These include high reactivity, high calcium carbonate content, both important attributes for direct application fertiliser use.
- Marketing and Strategy Vice President Najib Moutia – Najib handled phosphate sales for OCP for Australasia and Asia Pacific for over 25 years and is one of the best known people in the fertiliser world. He has been with us since 2012
Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) proposes to mine phosphorite from the crest of the Chatham Rise. Phosphorite contains phosphorus one of the main components of commercial fertiliser, whose use has contributed to the growth in agricultural productivity in New Zealand and around the world.