CVR Partners Provides Update on UAN Expansion Project
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), a manufacturer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer products, today provided an update regarding the UAN expansion project at its Coffeyville, Kan., fertilizer facility that is expected to increase UAN production capacity to more than 3,000 tons per day.
All machinery and equipment for the project has been installed and related infrastructure is in place. However, delays in the commissioning and required testing of certain control equipment have deferred the expansion start-up date until early March. In the interim, the existing fertilizer plant continues to produce ammonia and UAN at full rates.
While the delayed start-up is anticipated to impact 2013 full year cash available for distribution by approximately 5 cents per common unit, the company continues to expect a significant double-digit increase in cash available for distribution for the full year of 2013 as compared to 2012. The company reaffirms its expectation for 2012 full year distributable cash flow in the range of $1.70 to $1.80 per common unit.
Full financial guidance for 2013 will be provided with the release of the company’s 2012 fourth quarter and full year results in the first quarter of 2013.
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About CVR Partners, LP
Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with manufacturing facilities located in Coffeyville, Kan., CVR Partners, LP is a Delaware limited partnership focused primarily on the manufacture of nitrogen fertilizers. The CVR Partners nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facility is the only operation in North America that uses a petroleum coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer and includes a 1,225 ton-per-day ammonia unit, a 2,025 ton-per-day urea ammonium nitrate unit, and a dual-train gasifier complex having a capacity of 84 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen. A capital project is underway to expand the facility’s UAN production capacity to more than 3,000 tons per day.
SOURCE CVR Partners, LP