CF Industries Holdings Inc. said its new urea plant at the company’s Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex produced more than 80,000 tons of the fertilize ingredient in the first month of operations.
The urea plant is the first completed as part of CF’s massive expansion projects in North America, and the first world-scale plant completed in North America since 1998. The Donaldsonville complex is expected to produce 2.2 million to 2.3 million tons of urea in 2016. The current average is 1.7 million tons.
“Donaldsonville will play a key role as we become an even larger global supplier of nitrogen-based fertilizer,” said Tony Will, CF president and chief executive officer.
The Donaldsonville complex’s increased capacity and “unmatched logistics capability” will allow CF to ship its efficiently made products to customers on this continent and worldwide, he said.
Upon completion of the capacity expansion project, the Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex will be the largest nitrogen facility in the world.