OKLAHOMA CITY — Chemical manufacturer LSB Industries, Inc. announced Tuesday plans to build a $120 million nitric acid plant in El Dorado, Ark.
The Oklahmoma-based company said it has signed an agreement with Weatherly Inc. for the licensing, engineering and procurement of major manufacturing equipment for the new 1,100 ton per day 65% strength nitric acid plant.
The new plant is expected to be operational by mid-2015.
The company also announced the recommencement of operations at its El Dorado sulfuric acid plant. This represents the final phase of repair and production recovery at the facility following a major explosion on May 15, the company said.