Kemira has approved an investment programme to improve safety, efficiency and competitiveness at its Uusikaupunki site, at a cost of EUR 10 million. The biggest investment is for the renewal of the automation system of the nitric acid plant where process safety and optimisation will be improved and process control centralised. The project has been started and will be completed by the end of year 2002. Coolers at fertiliser plant 2 will be renewed in order to improve product cooling. The investment will improve fertiliser quality, save energy and cooling water and allows for higher production capacity during the warm summer months. The project will be part of the year 2002 maintenance break. Furthermore the investment programme will include recycling projects with the aim to improve the usage level of nutrients. Also two harbour portal cranes will be renewed, and handling and loading of process chemicals will be improved. Safety will be furthermore improved by renewing loading sites and using road transportation.