New fertiliser blending plant to be built at Immingham Port

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A new fertiliser blending plant will be built at the ABP Port of Immingham after a deal with Brigg-based Thomas Bell and Sons.

The blending plant will allow Thomas Bell to create bespoke fertiliser blends, which will increase the range of products it can offer.

The plant is expected to open in January 2017 and will include the latest precision measurement technology with multi-hopper conveyer systems and a double screen to improve production efficiency and to provide optimum product quality.

ABP has invested £100,000 in infrastructure to support the new plant alongside its recent £2 million investment of undercover storage at its dedicated Fertiliser Terminal. Thomas Bell has extended its agreement with ABP to cover this latest investment.

ABP Commercial Manager Chris Vause said: “ABP has a long-standing relationship with Thomas Bell and this increased business is extremely beneficial to the port.

“Thomas Bell chose Immingham because of its infrastructure, location and its ability to discharge fertiliser cargoes up to 25,000 tonnes. We are delighted to secure this additional volume.”

Managing Director of Thomas Bell, Andrew Major said: “This investment in additional infrastructure will complement our existing activities at Immingham, boost production capability and maintain our reputation for ‘port to farm’ excellence. These benefits and cost savings will be passed on to our customers.”