Agrium gets approval to expand Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) capacity at Texas plant

Rebecca Hayward - 04 March 2014

Agrium has announced that its Board of Directors has approved an expansion of its nitrogen facility in Borger, Texas. The project will include a new urea production unit, which is expected to have a capacity of approximately 610,000 metric tonnes, of which approximately 308,000 metric tonnes will be Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

The company plans to begin construction in March 2014 and expects the project's total capital cost to be US$720 million, with completion expected in the second half of 2015.

"The expansion project will provide greater flexibility to meet changes in demand by product and region and reduce our reliance on existing ammonia distribution channels", said Agrium's President & CEO, Chuck Magro.

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