German Pellets expands production capacity at Urania, Louisiana, plant

By Erin Voegele | September 25, 2015

German Pellets GmbH has announced construction is underway on the second phase of development at its plant in Urania, Louisiana. The second phase of construction will expand production capacity from 578,000 to 1.156 million metric tons per year. According to German Pellets, financing for the capacity increase has been raised in full. 

“We are delighted at the fast realization of the expansion of our second plant in the U.S. and, hence, the increased production,” said Peter H. Leibold, managing partner at German Pellets.

Pellets produced at the Urania plant are exported using German Pellets’ existing port complex in Port Arthur, Texas. The loading facility, built in 2013, has a capacity of 75,000 tons and can handle Panamax-size ships.

With the first construction phase complete, the company reported the first shipment of pellets produced at the Urania facility was loaded at the port in July.