TopChem Pollock is still working on its ammonia plant restart in Louisiana. However, the air permit process is slowing things down for them, despite their expedited application.
The public comment period has clearly raised some issues, so Louisiana DEQ has scheduled a public hearing in mid-December. This pushes TopChem’s schedule to start construction into 2017 – assuming that the permit get approved and, of course, that the financing is in place.
However, I’m very excited to announce that TopChem Pollock finally has an online presence! No, the project doesn’t yet have a website, as far as I can tell, but it does feature as an infographic on the website of its Lithuanian parent company, ICOR.
This is the first time ICOR has acknowledged the project’s existence, which signals something in this commodity down-cycle, when so many investors are leery of moving forward.