PotashCorp will soon begin an 18-month process to restart its anhydrous ammonia plant in Geismar, LA. The plant has the capacity to produce 1,500 st/d. It was idled in 2003 due to high natural gas prices. Since then the company has used imported ammonia to make its other products at Geismar.
PotashCorp will be investing $158 million to bring the facility back up. It will hire 33 full time employees and 13 contractors. The location currently has 210 employees involved in the production of other products, including nitric acid, UAN, and urea.