Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers

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Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers is a subsidiary of Perdaman Industries. In March 2009 Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers announced a proposal to build a US$2.5 billion urea manufacturing plant at Collie, Western Australia.[1]

Background

The company states that it has "signed a 25 year agreement with Griffin Coal for the supply of coal from its adjacent Collie Mine" and that the project would include a 180-200MW power plant which would run on syngas from the gasification process.[2]

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum states that "the department has worked in partnership with the Department of State Development (lead agency) to establish an industrial park on land currently owned by the Conservation Commission and Wesfarmers Premier Coal, and was approved by Cabinet in 2009. The site, which has close access to the Collie Coalfields and road, power and rail infrastructure, was selected by Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers for a $3.5 billion urea plant. The facility will use coal as a feedstock, and will apply environmentally friendly, world-leading gasification technology to produce urea for local and international use. The process is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by extracting carbon dioxide and using it to produce urea, used in fertilisers. Funding of $1.5 million was provided through the Coal Industry Development budget to facilitate this project. The US$2.5 billion Collie Urea plant is expected to generate about 1,500 jobs during the three year construction phase, and 200 permanent jobs during plant operations."[3]

The company states that it aimed at having "financial close" on the project by September 2010 with construction to commence in 2011 and the plant to be commissioned in 2014.[4]

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References

  1. Perdaman Industries, "Collie Urea Manufacturing", Perdaman Industries website, accessed December 2010.
  2. Perdaman Industries, "Raw Materials & Infrastructure", Perdaman Industries website, accessed December 2010.
  3. Department of Mines and Petroleum, "Report of Operations", page 22.
  4. Perdaman Industries, "Project Timeline", Perdaman Industries website, accessed December 2010.

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