Greenfield updates, Spring 2015

Lots of the world-scale greenfield ammonia projects have made announcements in the last month or so. Here’s a summary of some of the recent updates.

Northern Plains Nitrogen, North Dakota: NPN released the full list of end products and estimated annual production for its nitrogen fertilizer plant. I’m waiting to see the draft air permit, which is due any day now.

EuroChem, Louisiana: Soon after the Bloomberg misreporting snafu, EuroChem confirmed site selection for its proposed ammonia-urea plant. This will be in Edgard, St John the Baptist Parish (not in Carville, Iberville Parish). Scant other details emerged however, and we’re still waiting for an investment decision, or any permit documents at LDEQ.

ProjectN, Saskatchewan: ProjectN is now my favorite sleeper project (I suspect most industry analysts overlook these guys, but I like they way they’re going about their business). They’ve fleshed out their strategy, pushing the construction of the fertilizer plant down to the third of three phases, and are now fully engaged with phase one: establishing a fertilizer and grain sales and distribution business, with up to seven “supercenters” across Canada.

Cronus, Illinois: company reps are talking about breaking ground before the end of 2015 (we’ve heard talk like that before though). Last month, Cronus awarded the EPC contract to Tecnimont (was previously just an MOU).

IFFCO Canada, Quebec: their urea plant is “on hold” for “repositioning.” (Old news now, perhaps, but I didn’t post it at the time.)

All these updates and others are included in my latest excel spreadsheet download.

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