USA: New Ammonia Plant CF Industries to Start New Urea Ammonium Nitrate Plant at Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex

Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

Recently CF Industries’ new urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) plant at the Nitrogen Complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, was started-up. According to the company the plant has achieved consistent, stable operation producing more than 80,000 tons of UAN since start-up.

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Deerfield, Illinois/USA – This is the second new plant to be commissioned and started-up as part of CF’s major capacity expansion projects in North America. It is the largest operating single-train UAN plant in the world.

“The finish line for our Donaldsonville capacity expansion project is now in sight,” said Tony Will, president and chief executive officer, CF Industries. “The new UAN and granular urea plants are running consistently at or above nameplate capacities, and the new ammonia plant is within a few weeks of being mechanically complete.”

Total annual UAN capacity at Donaldsonville is now 4.2 million product tons, up from 2.4 million tons previously. The Donaldsonville complex has flexibility to switch upgraded product production between UAN and urea products, so the actual product mix of UAN, granular urea and other urea products will vary based on market conditions.

Upon completion of the new ammonia plant, the Donaldsonville complex will be the largest nitrogen facility in the world.