Caribbean Nitrogen Company Limited (CNC) and Nitrogen (2000) Unlimited (N2000) are the owners of two world-scale anhydrous ammonia plants located at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad. The Companies are privately owned joint ventures among four multinational shareholders, all of whom have significant investments in the global energy sector.
The CNC and N2000 plants began production in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and achieved international recognition for the time taken to construct and commission the plants. Both plants use the Kellogg Advanced Ammonia Process (KAAP) and there are seven KAAP plants in operation worldwide, of which five are located in Trinidad.
The plants are managed and operated by Industrial Plant Services Limited (IPSL), with a permanent workforce of approximately 200.
Anhydrous ammonia is a globally traded commodity used mainly in the fertilizer business but is also used in industrial intermediates for the manufacture of durable synthetic materials.
The plants have a combined annual production capacity of 1.3 million tonnes and all of the ammonia produced is exported, generating valuable foreign exchange for Trinidad and Tobago. About 0.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by-product is sold annually to other Point Lisas plants for use in methanol and urea production.