FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2021
Carbon Neutral Production Facility in the works as MD of Greenview and Northern Petrochemical Corporation Sign Land Sales Agreement
Northern Petrochemical Corporation (NPC) has signed a historic land sales agreement for a 295-acre parcel from the Municipal District of Greenview. The announcement was recently made at the Greenview Industrial Gateway’s first Annual Stakeholder Update, Wednesday, November 10, in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
The land parcel connected to the sale is located within the Greenview Industrial Gateway, in the Municipal District of Greenview. NPC intends to construct a carbon-neutral, 2.5-billion-dollar Natural Gas to Blue Methanol and Blue Ammonia production facility based on financing and approvals.
Facility construction is scheduled to start within the northwest sector of Alberta in the summer of 2023. This integrated development will generate up to 4,000 construction jobs and more than 400 long-term employment positions for the Grande Prairie Region throughout the project’s duration. The project will contribute an estimated 3 billion in total taxes over its life span, with positive economic spin-offs for all sectors of the region.
Geoff Bury, CEO of Northern Petro Chemical Corporation, is one of many anticipating tremendous success.
“There are exciting times ahead. With the low cost of this natural gas feedstock, the opportunities for carbon sequestration, the proximity of process water, rail access; The Greenview Industrial Gateway has a lot to offer. The GIG has everything needed to compete on the world stage.”
Greenview Councillors, past and present, were on hand for the announcement, alongside newly elected Reeve, Tyler Olsen.
“Processing natural gas to carbon-neutral value-added products at the source is the right path to lower overall emissions in the future. This project might be based on industry, but with the overall attention to creating an eco-industrial development, it is one that Greenview can be proud of.
A development of this size and nature will not only provide thousands of jobs during the construction portion over the life of the project but more than 400 full-time positions will also be added in the region as well. The opportunity is here – to deliver a world-class, integrated eco-industrial site, right here in the MD of Greenview.”
About MD of Greenview:
The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 is the third largest rural municipality in Alberta. Greenview includes the towns of Fox Creek and Valleyview, the hamlets of Little Smoky, Ridgevalley, DeBolt, Landry Heights, Grovedale, and Grande Cache. This big beautiful piece of Alberta offers an array of rivers, lakes, mountain peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains, and prairie meadows. Untamed wilderness promises an abundance of outdoor activities. Modern indoor recreation facilities provide sport and recreation activities year-round.
About Greenview Industrial Gateway:
The Greenview Industrial Gateway was established in Northwestern Alberta, by the Municipal District of Greenview, in conjunction and with the support of the Alberta Government. Through extensive consultation and collaboration, a world-class, heavy eco-industrial development with a focus on value-added petrochemical development is well underway. The Greenview Industrial Gateway encompasses a land parcel of 2,000 acres, located in the Montney Gas Formation, within the MD of Greenview. This industrial development area is an ideal location, providing full rail capacity by CN Rail for efficient transportation to the ports of Kitimat, Prince Rupert, and the Asian market.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Executive Director, Greenview Industrial Gateway
Direct: (780) 558-9039
Manager, Communications and Marketing
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