Canadian engineering, procurement and construction services provider SNC-Lavalin revealed that it has agreed with Australian fertilizer company Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd for the continued development of urea fertilizer plant in Western Australia. 

Once the project is authorized, its estimated capital cost is $4.3 billion. The plant, called project Destiny, will be located within the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area on the Burrup Peninsula.

Perdaman will invest a total of $2.9 billion to develop the plant that will utilize local natural gas for fertilizer production, using innovative and low-emissions technologies.

SNC-Lavalin has completed phase one. The company has now begun phase two and will deliver an open book full-cost estimate and design for the delivery of the urea fertilizer plant and related facilities, including a water treatment plant, a power plant, as well as urea storage, loading and unloading facilities.