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$1.5 Billion Fertilizer Plant Announced in North Dakota

May 10, 2013
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 
Northern Plains Nitrogen
A nitrogen fertilizer complex is planned in Grand Forks, N.D., with fertilizer expected to be available to growers in the region for the 2017 season.  

A $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer production complex is planned in the North Dakota city of Grand Forks, operator Northern Plains Nitrogen has announced. The facility would produce 2,200 tons of ammonia daily and host facilities for production of urea and Urea-Ammonium-Nitrate (UAN).

Fertilizer from the plant is expected to be available for the 2017 growing season to farmers growing crops such as corn and canola in the northern Plains.

The facility will employ roughly 2,000 construction workers at the peak of construction and 135 full-time employees when operational.

The location is intended to draw on nearby resources such as a natural gas mainline, roads and railways and electrical power.

Click here to go to the Northern Plains Nitrogen website for a map of the site and more information. 

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