Northern Nutrients to Build Urea Fertilizer Plant in Saskatchewan



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The Government of Saskatchewan has welcomed Northern Nutrients’ new investment to build a sulfur-enriched urea fertilizer plant near Saskatoon, Canada.

The facility will be the first in Canada to use Shell Thiogro technology, a patented process to manufacture sulfur / urea beads for crop production. This will be the first potash-free fertilizer manufacturing plant built in Saskatchewan since 1992.

Construction of the new C $ 25 million fertilizer plant will begin in July 2021 and is expected to be completed in early 2022, producing an initial annual capacity of 28,000 t for the domestic and export markets. The company plans to hire approximately 30 new employees when the plant is operational and, at full capacity, it is expected to supply 15-20% of the sulfur fertilizer needs of Western Canada.

“We are excited to be building this new fertilizer manufacturing facility in Saskatchewan, bringing this sustainable fertilizer technology to Canada for the first time,” said President and Co-Owner of Northern Nutrients Ross Guenther. “Saskatchewan is a perfect choice, being at the heart of agricultural production in Canada with a competitive business environment.”

“Saskatchewan is a world leader in food and fertilizer production, and this investment by Northern Nutrients will further strengthen our competitive advantage in agriculture,” said Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison. “This facility will be another strong addition to our growing agricultural industry, creating good local jobs and helping to increase the value of our manufacturing exports in the months and years to come.”

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