BASF and Yara Plan to Build Ammonia Plant on U.S. Gulf Coast

May 15, 2014
Proposed plant would be on the existing BASF site in Freeport, Texas.

BASF and Yara plan to build a world-scale ammonia plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The proposed plant would be located at the existing BASF site in Freeport, Texas, have an annual capacity of 750,000 metric tons and be based on a hydrogen-synthesis process. Further details of the planned joint venture are currently under discussion between the parties. The project is subject to final approval from the respective boards of directors of BASF and Yara.

BASF, which has a strong presence in the United States, is currently a major user of ammonia for its U.S. downstream activities and intends to further strengthen its backward integration. Yara, with its global ammonia network and market expertise, seeks to strengthen its presence in the United States.

For more information, visit: www.basf.com, www.yara.com

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