KBR wins design work for Indiana ammonia project

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 KBR’s 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 2006.

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 2013.

“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.”

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