Ningxia Petrochemical to build third fertilizer facility

09 July 2010 08:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--PetroChina subsidiary Ningxia Petrochemical plans to build a fertilizer facility comprised of a 450,000 tonne/year ammonia unit and an 800,000 tonne/year urea line in China’s northwestern Ningxia province, a company source said on Friday.

Construction on the facility, Ninxia’s third ammonia-urea line at the same site, would begin as soon as the company received government approval, the source said.

“Most of the paperwork has been finished and approved by the experts. We are waiting for the final approval from the local government,” added the source.

The company expects to bring the plants on stream in 2012, the source said, adding that Ninxia would become the largest fertilizer producer in China once the new plants were operational.

Ningxia currently operates two other ammonia-urea lines at the same site.

The first plant has an ammonia capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year and urea capacity of 520,000 tonnes/year, while the second plant includes a 450,000 tonne/year ammonia unit and 780,000 tonne/year urea line.

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