Construction on schedule for new plant for liquid fertilizers in the Netherlands
Today Tessenderlo Kerley International held a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction works for its new liquid fertilizer plant at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands. Tessenderlo Kerley International is constructing a Thio-Sul® (ammonium thiosulfate/ATS) manufacturing plant, which will be used as a fertilizer for broad-acre crops as well as arboricultural and vegetable crop cultivation. The plant is expected to be operational by mid-2024 and will employ approximately 20 people.
“With the new plant in Geleen, which will be our second Thio-Sul® plant in Europe, we are further expanding our local presence in the liquid fertilizer market for precision farming. The Geleen branch will respond to the growing demand for liquid fertilizers from the European market. These fertilizers supplement sulfur nutrients and limit nitrogen losses”, explained Geert Gyselinck, Tessenderlo Kerley International’s Executive Vice President. In September 2017, Tessenderlo Kerley International launched its first European plant for the production of Thio-Sul® in Rouen (France).
Together with Tessenderlo Kerley Fleuren, a tank storage and transshipment company for liquid products located in the Port of Cuijk (the Netherlands) that was acquired by Tessenderlo Group in the first half of 2022, the new plant will further strengthen Tessenderlo Kerley International’s position in the Western European liquid fertilizer market and assist its sustainability goals by bringing liquid fertilizers closer to its customers.