TUSCOLA, Ill. (WAND)- Cronus Fertilizers have signed a contract with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to build a fertilizer plant near Tuscola, the company announced Monday.
The project, which Cronus first announced in 2014, had been delayed by the withdrawal of a contractor and the expiration of some public funds for the project. In their announcement, Cronus said plans are on track for a groundbreaking in 2019.
“Thyssenkrupp is a huge name. It brings a lot of international bona fides,” said Sen. Chapin Rose, R-51. “They’ve actually built plants like this around the world before.”
The plant would produce up to 2,300 metric tons of ammonia per day, company officials said.