REGINA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - FNA Fertilizer Limited Partnership ("FNA
FLP") announced today it has selected a location for its new nitrogen
fertilizer manufacturing facility, which up to this point has only been
described as being "built in Western Canada."
Spokesperson Bob Friesen confirmed that land near Belle Plaine,
Saskatchewan, has been selected for the site of the estimated $1.7
FNA FLP sees Belle Plaine as an ideal location, due to several key
conditions it meets for the plant:
Access to natural gas;
Available electrical power supply;
Supported by an ample water supply;
Necessary logistics infrastructure including roads and access to both
Skilled workers, whether from rural or urban areas, within the region.
"This announcement is an important step in project development and
demonstrates a distinctly tangible milestone," says Friesen. "The types
of industries that are already located in the Regina-Moose Jaw corridor
make it a logical place to locate."
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. We have been working with representatives of the provincial
government and appreciate those efforts as we move this project
Dates for when construction can begin will not be set until the equity
for the project has been raised and other key project milestones have
Since the last FNA FLP public announcement, the project has been moving
forward in a focussed and strategic manner, with significant work
taking place in the background that, by necessity has been confidential
in nature but instrumental to the success of the project. As a result
of this ongoing work, today's announcement is expected to be followed
by other related announcements in the coming months.
FNA Fertilizer Limited Partnership is a legal entity designed to align
farmers to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant.
SOURCE: Farmers of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership
For further information:
Bob Friesen, FNA FLP Spokesperson
(613) 230-2222 / (613) 852-9711