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FNA announces new nitrogen plant location

June 18, 2014 - A new $1.7 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant will be built near Belle Plaine, Sask.

FNA Fertilizer Limited Partnership selected the location for the plant because of various factors, including access to natural gas, an available electrical power supply, ample water supply, and infrastructure including roads and access to both national railways.

Since 2010, Farmers of North America (FNA) have been working on the idea of building a nitrogen fertilizer plant in Western Canada. To make this happen, the FNA created a new business called FNA Fertilizer Limited Partnership.

In a news release, FNA spokesperson Bob Friesen said the types of industries already located in the Regina-Moose Jaw corridor make it a logical place to locate the new plant.

According to FNA Fertilizer Limited Partnership, the project will have a significant impact on the province of Saskatchewan. Estimates for job creation are in the range of 1900 construction jobs and 170 positions for operating the plant once it is built. The plant is also a major investment in the growing provincial economy.

No date has been set yet for when construction will begin.