Koch Fertilizer Canada announces plans to increase ammonia production and is considering boosting urea production as well. An initial $30 million investment will get the ball rolling at its Brandon, Manitoba facility and construction is set to begin in the second half of 2014 with startup planned for late 2015.
Production equipment and process improvements will increase total production capacity as much as 90,000 tons annually.
“This investment in infrastructure and increased capacity supports our continuing efforts to provide value for our customers,” said Scott McGinn, senior vice president, North America, “and we will continue to evaluate further production expansion opportunities."
Corn acres in the U.S. are reportedly moving northward, and the Koch expansion will help to limit offshore imports of nitrogen to the United States and Canada.