OVR receives approval on air permits for Indiana nitrogen plant

27 September 2013 17:35  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ohio Valley Resources (OVR) has received approval on the air permits for its planned nitrogen plant in Spencer County, Indiana, the fertilizer producer said on Friday.

According to the company, the Indiana Department of Environment Management has given clearance to the required permits for the proposed $1bn (€740m) high-tech fertilizer facility, which will produce ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN).

Illinois-based OVR plans to have the facility operating by 2016 with capacity projected at approximately 2,420 short tons/day (2,195 tonnes/day) of ammonia and 3,000 short tons/day of UAN. Previously, company officials said that a portion of the ammonia production will serve the local utility markets for nitrous oxide to control emissions in coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities.

In addition to that output, the plant will produce 300 short tons/day of diesel exhaust fluid, which is a urea solution used to reduce diesel engine emissions.

OVR president Doug Wilson said the company selected the Indiana location due to its proximity to two interstate natural gas pipelines and convenient rail and highway access.

“Once operating, OVR will add much-needed stability to nitrogen supplies and pricing while reducing dependence on products imported to the region,” Wilson said.

OVR plans to break ground on the project by the end of the year and anticipates construction work will take about three years to complete, Wilson said.

Approximately 1,200 workers will be needed for the building phase, and once finalized the plant is expect to employ around 80 full-time workers, the company said.

($1 = €0.74)

By: Mark Milam
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