Plants: Woodward, Oklahoma
1000 Terra Drive
Woodward, Oklahoma 73801
The Woodward, Oklahoma plant was built in 1975. Today, the Woodward facility contains an integrated ammonia/methanol plant and an upgrade plant that consists of an acid, urea and UAN plant.
Natural Gas Consumption
Based on approximately 1,300 tons of ammonia and 350 tons of methanol production per day and a total energy usage of 34.5 MMBtu per ton, the total natural gas consumption when Woodward is operating at capacity is nearly 57,000 MMBtu per day.
Products and Markets
Woodward begins with the production of anhydrous ammonia. The ammonia is stored in two shipping tanks, from which it is shipped as fertilizer to a diverse market. Ammonia is an ideal fertilizer for the surrounding sandy soils where moisture is limited. The anhydrous ammonia clings to any moisture present, capturing the precious nitrogen for plant consumption.
A portion of the ammonia is upgraded into UAN solution. UAN has been the fastest-growing nitrogen fertilizer product in North America over the past decade because of its versatility. It can be applied effectively in a variety of soil conditions and is especially useful in various conservation tillage practices. This makes it ideal for the southern plains of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The Woodward facility is currently undertaking a $180 million project to add UAN capacity. The project will consist of the addition of a 1,500-ton-per-day UAN facility. The project will affect Woodward’s annual output as follows:
- Ammonia capacity will remain at 440,000 tons.
- Because CF will upgrade more of its ammonia production to UAN, ammonia available for sale as a finished product will decrease from 310,000 to 100,000 tons.
- UAN capacity will increase from 300,000 to 825,000 tons (32% nitrogen basis).
The Woodward facility also produces:
- 70% urea liquor for use in cattle feed supplements, and blasting agents;
- 40% urea, for use in NOx abatement; and methanol, which is used as an ingredient in a variety of products, including antifreeze and alternative fuel.