Agrium confirms fertilizer plant in Alberta undergoing turnaround

31 May 2013 20:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Canadian fertilizer producer Agrium confirmed Friday that its Redwater 2 plant in Alberta is undergoing a one-month turnaround earlier than scheduled after repair issues caused the plant to go down on 24 May.

According to Agrium officials, the issue was related to problems with the heat exchanger. The company estimates the facility, which has a capacity of 680,000 tonnes ammonia, will be back on line by late June. Originally Agrium had scheduled a planned month-long turnaround for October 2013.

The Redwater 1 facility, which produces ammonia and phosphates, has not been impacted by the issues at the larger plant. Agrium said the repair work will not hinder the remaining spring customer supply as it will allocate product from its storage inventory.


By: Mark Milam



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