KBR was awarded a contract by China National Coal
Group Corp. to provide ammonia technology, process design package
and technical services for two 1,660 tpd ammonia synloop units
at a complex in Tuke Industrial Park, Erdos, Inner Mongolia,
This contract is a significant milestone for China
National Coal Group Corp., the companies said. As its first
chemical project, this marks the beginning of
China National Coals development into the coal-chemical
Due to restrictions on natural
gas supply, new ammonia plants in China will primarily be
based on coal feeds.
KBRs experience with designing more than 200
plants of this kind enables the company to stand out among its
competitors in the coal-chemical industry.
China National Coal Group Corp. is China's
second-largest coal company.
In the next five years, the group plans to build
five major coal production bases in Shanxi, Jiangsu,
Heilongjiang Provinces, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
(Yulin) and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, it said.
These production bases will be integrated into the
companys existing core businesses; coal mine construction, coal mining equipment
manufacturing, coal production, coal to chemicals and power
generation, enabling China Coal to deliver across the entire
coal value chain.
We are pleased to be a part of China National
Coals entry into the coal-chemical industry, said
John Derbyshire, president of technology for KBR.
This project allows KBR to showcase its
superior ammonia synthesis technology and promote our
capabilities in this fast-growing market segment," he