Company of the Month 12/2017 – Yara


Yara Sluiskil is one of the production sites of the Norwegian company Yara International. Yara has offices in 52 countries worldwide, sells its products in more than 160 countries and has nearly 15.000 employees. Yara Sluiskil has been located around the Canal Zone Ghent-Terneuzen since 1929, making nitrogen fertilisers and industrial chemicals, such as Air 1®, NOxCare® and CO2 for the soda and beer breweries.
Yara’s mission is ‘responsibly feed the world and protect the planet’. Yara’s knowledge, products and solutions grow farmers’, distributors’ and industrial customers’ businesses profitably and responsibly, while protecting the earth’s resources, food and environment.
Sluiskil is one of the largest production sites within Yara International. In 2016, more than 5 million tonnes of product were shipped. The factories belong to the most efficient and reliable in the world.

Hanne De Geest @ Yara
Hanne has been working at our ammonia department since September 2016 as a process engineer. She is now responsible for daily operations. This includes, for example, the follow-up of the energy consumption and emissions, and the debottlenecking of the ammonia plants. She is also preparing a turnaround in one of the 3 ammonia plants and is responsible for several other projects.
Hanne studied Chemical Engineering at Ghent University and did an internship at the ammonia department within Yara Sluiskil. After six weeks of internship, she definitely knew: “Yara is the employer for me. A nice atmosphere, an interesting internship and helpful colleagues.”


The third lucky winner of our Company of the Month puzzles in December was Koen Van Dael, who was given a water bottle and a loudspeaker, generously donated by Yara!

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