OVR to construct new fertiliser plant in Spencer County, US


Ohio Valley Resources (OVR) has chosen 150 acres in Spencer County, Indiana, in the US, as the site for construction of a new billion-dollar nitrogen fertiliser plant.

"According to the company, the construction of the plant will require more than three years and 1,200 workers for completion."

OVR has opted for Spencer County, instead of Owensboro, because of its accessibility and proximity to two interstate natural gas pipelines, rail and highways access, as well as the potential for river access.

OVR president and CEO Doug Wilson said they have considered numerous sites before narrowing the search down to the Spencer County and Owensboro locations.

''We greatly appreciate the cooperation of both communities but feel confident we have picked the best possible location for the new plant,'' Wilson added.

According to the company, the construction of the plant will require more than three years and 1,200 workers for completion.

The billion-dollar plant will use the latest version of KBR's Purifier Process to consume less energy than ammonia plants and use emission-control technologies to meet US environmental regulations.

The nitrogen plant is also expected to stabilise the supply and price of nitrogen fertilisers in the Eastern Corn Belt.

On completion in 2016, the facility will employ nearly 80 workers and produce nearly 2,420tpd of ammonia, 3,000tpday of urea ammonium nitrate solution for fertilisers and 300tpd of diesel exhaust fluid to reduce emissions in diesel engines.