On September 5, 2014, Koch Nitrogen Company announced the awarding of an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to KBR Inc. to build a urea plant in Enid, Oklahoma, in conjunction with Koch’s $1.3 billion expansion of its fertilizer complex in Enid.
Urea is an organic compound which is widely used in fertilizers as a convenient source of nitrogen. It is also used as a raw material in other ways by the chemical industry. The new plant will have a capacity of 900,000 tons per year. The expansion will increase the plant’s urea and ammonia production capacity at the facility. The construction is expected to take 18 to 24 months. The project also includes construction of high-speed truck and rail loading facilities, which will connect with the existing access in the area to Burlington Northern and Union Pacific rail systems.
Koch Nitrogen Company is a Wichita, Kansas based company which is a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer, LLC. The parent company is Koch Industries, Inc.
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