Simplot, Rock Springs: breaking ground in October

Simplot announced yesterday that it is “beginning construction” on its ammonia brownfield in Rock Springs, WY (which means that they intend to break ground before the end of October, once they’ve finished preparing the site).

The new plant is significant for Simplot: the investment will be “one of the largest in company history,” and it will make the company self-sufficient in ammonia for its phosphate fertilizer business, by supplying all the feedstock required for its plants in Rock Springs and Pocatello.

This was Simplot’s first press release about the new plant – all previous information and most of the details came from local newspapers, reporting on community outreach events, or documents filed with local authorities and regulators.

The major news is that the ammonia technology and EPC contract are with Linde Engineering – this will be the first ammonia plant in the US using Linde’s ammonia process.

The full details are at my updated page for Rock Springs, WY – Simplot.

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