Destination Nigeria for fertilizer factory

May 27, 2011 

KENAI -- Plans are under way to transport the closed Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski to Nigeria in August for $28 million, even though the plant has not yet been sold.

The Peninsula Clarion reports Fairstar Heavy Transport announced this week on the Oslo Stock Exchange in Norway that it will be responsible for the move.

CEO Philip Adkins says liquefied natural gas will be supplied at a much lower cost in Nigeria.

Agrium spokesman Paul Poister says the company has not yet finalized a sale.

According to Fairstar, 111 modules and 70 containers from the plant will be moved to Ossiomo, Nigeria. Two ships will deliver them to Koko, Nigeria, where the company will arrange land transport to Ossiomo. The $28 million covers the water transportation, but not land transit subcontracts.

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