KBR on Thursday was awarded a license and engineering
contract by Ohio Valley Resources to submit a front-end
engineering design (FEED) package to develop an EPC proposal
for a fertilizer complex.
The complex is proposed for Spencer County, Indiana. Other potential sites are
also being evaluated, according to the company.
This project will include design of the
main ammonia process units by KBR.
The ammonia design will feature KBRs proprietary
Purifier ammonia process technology, which the company says
has demonstrated higher reliability than conventional
designs and offers low proven energy consumption.
The ammonia plant in the fertilizer complex is based upon an
existing reference design operating in Burrup, Australia, since
KBR says it will also design the plant utilities and other
supporting units for the facility. Weatherly will supply the
design of its proprietary UAN plant on a subcontract to KBR,
according to company officials.
The development of the FEED and lump sum EPC proposal began
in July 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in early
This award affirms our position as a recognized leader
in ammonia plant technology and EPC services,
said Roy Oelking, group president of hydrocarbons for KBR.
This new agreement with OVR leverages our technology
expertise, global engineering and procurement resources and US
construction capabilities to provide
fully integrated technology, FEED and EPC solutions
to our customers.