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Lafert, LLC., is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is a greenfield project that will house a $1.8 billion urea plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Uhde, a leading technology supply company, and Foster Wheeler, a leading engineering contractor with a solid portfolio of building major industrial sites, have both been awarded pre-feasibility contracts to build the facility.

The project is in the pre-feasibility engineering phase of a 503 acre site. A state incentive package over $203 million has been negotiated between Lafert and the State of Louisiana, and Lafert’s investors have raised more than $100 million in cash investments. Lafert, LLC was created to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant on the Shady Grove property in Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River. The Lafert management team offers combined industrial experience of over 100 years.

Ammonia to Urea
Lafert, LLC. was created to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant on the Shady Grove property in Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River. The Lafert management team offers combined industrial experience of over 100 years.

Amonia to Urea
Lafert, LLC will be constructing a state-of-the-art ammonia to urea fertilizer manufacturing complex. This facility will be one of the safest and most efficient fertilizer plants in the United States as Lafert is committed to building a “green” world class operation that positively impacts the communities we serve.

The Lafert project will process ammonia into urea as a final product. This balanced ammonia-urea capacity will utilize most of the carbon dioxide produced produced in the ammonia synthesis chemical process. This project will use the most advanced technology with minimal greenhouse gasses being released to the environment. The initial recommended capacity is 1,800 metric tons per day (mtpd) ammonia and 3,000 mtpd urea. These units have demonstrated very good reliability with proven technology. The goal is to completely utilize the produced ammonia and maximize urea production with minimal on site ammonia storage. Considerable emphasis is given to ensure that production technologies are safe and environmentally friendly.