Porsgrunn is the largest industrial site in Norway. The wholly owned facilities are fully integrated for nitrogen-based products, and have Yara's and Europe's largest installed production capacity for NPK complex fertilizers based on the nitrophosphate route.
Yara North America
Yara can look back on 70 years of business in North America supporting the farmers and the industry throughout this great country.
70 years in North America
Yara can look back on 70 years of business in North America supporting the farmers and the industry throughout this great country. From the start in 1946 until today, the company’s main focus has been to be a leading crop nutrition provider specializing in nitrogen fertilizers and industrial products. With different company names and structures, evolving from Norsk Hydro via Hydro Agri North America to Yara North America, the company has provided customers in North America with superior products and services for 70 years.
Our history is living proof of our commitment and consistency all the way from the beginning in 1946 when Norsk Hydro signed the first sales agreement with Wilson & Geo. Meyer until today, 70 years later. Our history shows how the company has developed, grown and been supported by a growing market. It also shows the early globalization of the company and the fertilizer industry. During the later years the development of the industrial market and the increased focus on environmental products mark two additional important milestones.
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Yara today and in the future...
Built on the heritage from Norsk Hydro and the well known Viking Ship brand, Yara is a Norwegian based company converting energy, natural minerals and nitrogen into crop nutrition products and industrial solutions. In 2017, Yara retains its global position as a leading provider of nitrogen based mineral fertilizers and industrial products. The company is the global leader in ammonia, nitrates and specialty fertilizers.
With continuous operations in more than 50 countries and sales in 150 countries, Yara enjoys a unique position in the world’s fertilizer and industrial market. Yara’s activities today range from phosphate mining and ammonia/urea production, to commodity trade and highly specialized agriculture and industrial products. The production and sales are based on deep global insight and local market knowledge.
Where our products come from
Yara North America offers a wide range of products that come from a variety of manufacturing facilities. Take a look at some of Yara's production sites.
The Uusikaupunki site consists of three nitric acid plants as well as two fertilizer plants producing nitric acid and fertilizers for the Finnish market and for export. The plant has its own deep-water harbor.
Glomfjord has four production units: Two nitric acid plants, one NPK complex fertilizer plant and one calcium nitrate plant.
Rostock has two nitric acid plants, two nitrate fertilizer plants, one UAN plant and two plants making several qualities of technical ammonium nitrate.
The site has been located since 1929 on the Ghent-Terneuzen canal, a major waterway opening through the Western Scheldt into the North Sea and connecting to European waterways. As with many European fertilizer complexes, development of the site was linked to the availability of coke oven gas from a neighboring coke factory.
Brunsbüttel is located in Germany, on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein at the point where the Kiel Canal and the River Elbe meet the North Sea. This offers direct access to both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The site has two production units, an ammonia plant and a urea plant.
The Tertre production site consist of several plants that produce nitrogen fertilizers and industrial chemicals.