Sulvaris, Keyera to construct Canadian sulphur fertiliser plant
Sulvaris, a conversion company, has signed a definitive agreement with Keyera Partnership to construct a new sulphur fertiliser production facility in central Alberta, Canada.
Built at Keyera's existing Strachan gas plant in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the new 50/50 joint venture (JV) plant will convert elemental sulphur into Vitasul, a premium plant nutrient sulphur fertiliser.
The facility, which will be operated by Keyera, will produce 217,000 metric tonnes per year (mtpy) of Vitasul , which will be sold in the Canadian, US and Asian markets by Sulvaris.
In addition, the JV will produce Vitasul for Sulvaris at the facility on a fee-for-service basis.
Construction of the facility is scheduled to commence in 2013, while production is likely to start in early 2014.
The Strachan gas plant offers inlet separation, compression, gas sweetening, NGL recovery, condensate stabilisation, NGL truck / rail loading and off-loading capabilities, as well as sulphur handling capabilities.
In addition, the Strachan plant has connections to three major gathering systems, including Strachan North, Garrington Caroline and Burnt Timber / Ram River, and attracts gas from a large capture area covering 2,500km².