Agrium announced yesterday that it has “successfully commissioned” its new urea plant at Borger, TX, “with its first run of urea production.” The plant had been mechanically complete at the end of 2016.
We continue to ramp up production and expect to reach full operational capacity by the end of the second quarter of 2017.
The new urea facility has a capacity of 610,000 tonnes of urea, of which 100,000 tonnes of urea equivalent will be Diesel Exhaust Fluid (“DEF”).
Agrium press release, Agrium Successfully Completes Commissioning of New Urea Facility, 04/18/2017
Now that Borger has the capacity to produce an additional 610,000 metric tons per year of urea, the site’s marketable ammonia output will be significantly reduced – as I explained last month in my Pipeline of New Urea Expansions.
For full information about the plant and the urea brownfield, which Agrium says is on budget and on schedule according to its “revised” plans (meaning a year delayed and over budget according to the original plans), see my Research Note for Borger, TX.