Koch Nitrogen will start construction in mid-September on a previously announced $1.3 billion expansion at its Enid, Okla. fertilizer plant.
The project is expected to provide work for up to 1,000 contractors during the 18 to 24 months of construction, as well for 50 to 60 permanent employees.
The expansion will increase plant capacity by more than 1 million tons per year.
The expansion project includes: a new 900,000 ton-per-year urea plant; improvements to existing ammonia plants; more capability to produce high-purity urea for the diesel exhaust fluid market; a high-speed truck and rail loading facility, complementing the existing Burlington Northern and Union Pacific railroad tracks; 90,000 tons of urea storage; infrastructure to use water from the city of Enid’s wastewater treatment plant, reducing the plant’s reliance on drinking water; and an electric power substation.
The project is one of the largest construction projects in the history of Koch Industries, David Robertson, president and chief operating officer of Koch Industries, said in a statement.