Nutrien Ag Solutions has joined forces with Coogee Chemicals to build a liquid fertiliser storage facility at Kwinana as competition in WA’s 1.8 billion tonne-a-year fertiliser market heats up. The companies unveiled their multimillion dollar plans on Tuesday, saying the investment would shore up fertiliser supply for WA grain farmers and had been underpinned by Coogee Chemicals’ long-term bulk storage and services agreement with Nutrien Ag Solutions. Once built, the facility would boost Nutrien’s liquid storage facility in WA to 50,000 tonnes — adding to its existing WA granular storage capacity of more than 200,000 tonnes. Nutrien Ag Solutions Fertiliser — a division of Nutrien Ag Solutions — offers foliar and liquid trace element products as well as bulk UAN. Nutrien Ag Solutions west region manager Andrew Duperouzel said the project was great news for WA grain growers. “This is great news for all croppers in WA, particularly those in the Wheatbelt who will benefit from choice and competition that this extra capacity will bring,” he said. “Having access to the right fertiliser at the right time is fundamental to strong crop growth and we will now have the capacity to offer farmers a more reliable supply.” Nutrien Ag Solutions managing director Rob Clayton said the business was committed to providing the industry with the best services, products and advice. “We are proud to continue our long history of service to WA farmers,” he said. “At Nutrien Ag Solutions, we are making significant investments in infrastructure, digital technology and services to help our farmers produce the world’s best food and fibre. “Reliable access to fertiliser is a key part of this.” Coogee Chemicals managing director Grant Lukey said the project would help assure supply of those in the west. “We are delighted to host a leading agribusiness Nutrien Ag Solutions, at our bulk liquid tank terminal at Kwinana,” he said. “This will help ensure long-term safe and secure supply of UAN to the farmers of WA.” The plans, announced on Tuesday, come two months after CBH Fertiliser announced its plans to build a $50 million fertiliser storage facility next to Kwinana Grain Terminal. CBH’s facility would span across six hectares and include a large shed to store 80,0000 tonnes of granular fertiliser and three large tanks to store 48,000 tonnes of liquid fertiliser, enabling the co-operative to expand its product range to include liquid urea ammonium nitrate for the first time. Nutrien Ag Solutions is the combination of Land Mark Operations and Ruralco, which came together in October last year and has more than 100 agents and retail operations in WA.