North Dakota township caps building permit for CHS nitrogen plant

21 December 2013 00:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Spiritwood Township officials have capped the building-permit fee at $250,000 for CHS's proposed 1.5bn (€1.1bn) nitrogen facility to be built in North Dakota, officials with the largest US farmer-owned cooperative confirmed on Friday.

CHS is in the planning stages for a nitrogen facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota that is anticipated to produce 2,200 tons/day of ammonia with start-up set for the second-half of 2016.  

As previously set, the building permit fee was at $1 per $1,000 of construction cost. CHS has estimated the construction cost to be at least $1bn of the projected total expenditures, which would have resulted in a $1m building permit fee.

Town officials nor company officials had commented on the decision other than to confirm the permit fee had been set at the $250,000 amount.

CHS said earlier this month that the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study is almost completed and that the company intends to make its recommendation to its board and come forth with definitive decision on the facility by early 2014.

($1 = €0.73)

By: Mark Milam
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