Friday, June 20, 2014

Belle Plaine, Sask, is site for farmers’ nitrogen plant

Farmers of North America has picked Belle Plaine, Sask, to build its $1.7-billion plant to produce nitrogen fertilizer.

“For strategic reasons it’s a very good site,” FNA spokesperson Bob Friesen said in an interview Wednesday during the Farm Progress Show.

The Belle Plaine site is about 40 km west of Regina, is served by both national railways, has good roads, ample water and natural gas, Friesen said.

The company says construction will employ about 1,900 people. It will a staff of 170 to run the plant.

Friesen said FNA hopes to have the plant called Project N running by 2017.

The latest announcement is “another stake in the ground to move us forward,” he said.