Business Summary
Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets.
About Us

Orica’s global vision is to provide Clever Resourceful Solutions to customers around the world. We are focused on developing long-term partnerships that reduce total cost of mining, improve productivity and enhance our customers’ licence to operate. We combine the progressive thinking of our Global Research & Development and Technical networks to deliver market-leading solutions for the challenges our customers face every day.

We are the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a global leader in the provision of ground support in mining and tunnelling and a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction.

Our strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through customer focused, innovation led differentiated solutions. We ensure security of supply for our customers through a global portfolio of capital efficient manufacturing and distribution assets and effective third-party sourcing arrangements.

Orica’s commitment to the safety, health and well-being of our people and customers, the environment and the communities in which we operate underpins everything we do. The principles of respect, transparency, collaboration and performance will guide us as we deliver on our strategy and vision.

Which part of Orica at the Botany Industrial Park is to be sold?
The Botany Chlor Alkali Plant (CAP) and associated assets will be sold to the Blackstone Group. Orica is not selling the land that CAP is on to the Blackstone Group. The Blackstone Group will lease the land those assets occupy from Orica.
How will Orica’s Environment Protection Licence, issued by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), be affected by the sale?
Orica has applied to the EPA to have the CAP plant excised from EPL 2148 and placed in a new Environment Protection Licence issued to Blackstone Group. There are no other changes to EPL 2148 as a result of the sale.
Will Orica’s other remediation agreements with the EPA at Botany be affected by the sale?
Can the new owner make decisions about upgrades to the GTP over time?
Orica will continue to make decisions about any upgrades to the GTP. Orica retains control over the GTP budget. Any upgrades will be done cooperatively under a service agreement.
When will you receive approval?
Orica is currently in the process of seeking regulatory approval for one shipment. We are providing all of the necessary information to all of the relevant authorities.
What is the track record of the shipping company?
We will use a shipping company with a good record of handling all cargo including hazardous goods and waste and which operates under required international certifications and standards.
At A Glance
Surface Metal
Surface Coal
Underground Mining
Underground Construction