Canadian Manufacturing

Alberta-based firm gets regulatory green light for new fertilizer plant

Sulvaris Inc. said it received regulatory approval to build vitasul production plant near Strachan, Alta.



CALGARY—A Calgary-based firm announced it will proceed with construction of a new fertilizer plant in central Alberta after receiving regulatory approval from the province.

According to Sulvaris Inc., it received approval from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) to build a new vitasul production plant near Strachan, Alta., about 100 kilometres west of Red Deer.

The facility—which will convert elemental sulphur into vitasul, premium, plant nutrient sulphur fertilizer—will be built on the site of Keyera Corp.’s existing Strachan gas plant and will be jointly owned by Keyera and Sulvaris.

Sulvaris said the new facility will have the capacity to produce approximately 217,000 metric tonnes of vitasul per year, which will be sold into the Canadian, United States and offshore markets.

Keyera will operate the facility, and the product will be marketed and distributed by Sulvaris.

Construction and commissioning of the facility will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014, with production expected to start immediately.

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