Longview’s Mint Farm Industrial Park is set to become a fertilizer plant, following backing from Pacific Coast Fertilizer LP (a joint venture between Saturn-Ferrostaal Chemicals LLC, Ferostaal, Haldor Topsoe, Pacific Fertilizer).
The plant’s construction is expected to require 1000 people and will cost up to US$1 billion. Anhydrous ammonia will be converted from natural gas taken from a nearby pipeline, and the final liquid fertilizer would be sold to Northwest retailers.
“We should look to start construction and operation as soon as possible. There is substantial permitting processing to go through […] But we believe there is a strong market demand for fertilizer and would like to open our doors as soon as possible,” spokesman David Richey said.