Black & Veatch to Provide Engineering Services for Fertilizer Plant Expansion

Oct. 6, 2014
Oklahoma project will increase production for Koch Nitrogen Co. by more than 1 million tons annually

Black & Veatch is providing engineering and procurement services to Koch Nitrogen Co. LLC for two ammonia plant expansions as well as utility and infrastructure improvements as part of a $1.3 billion expansion of its Enid, Okla., facility. The project will increase urea and ammonia production at the facility by more than one million tons a year. Upon completion, the facility will be one of the largest producers of fertilizer in North America. 

As part of the expansion project, Black & Veatch is also responsible for granular urea storage, loadout and water treatment upgrades, two new electric substations and power interconnections. The company is also responsible for overall project planning.

“Black & Veatch is bringing our expertise in energy, chemicals and fertilizer plant development to deliver this world-class facility from planning through start-up and commissioning,” said Dean Oskvig, president and CEO of Black & Veatch’s energy business.

Black & Veatch began working with Koch Nitrogen two years ago on the conceptual design for the expansion. The company also provided a definitive cost estimate for the overall project. The project is being implemented over the next three years.

Source: Black & Veatch

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