US engineer KBR awarded Indonesian ammonia, urea plant contract

08 February 2013 12:12  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Indonesia's PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja Palembang (PUSRI) has awarded the licensing, engineering services and proprietary equipment contract for its new ammonia and urea plant in South Sumatra to Houston-based KBR Technology, the US company announced late on Thursday.

In a short statement, the engineering, construction and services company said the 2,000 tonne/day ammonia plant and 2,750 tonne/day urea facility at Palembang will be designed using KBR's purifier technology.

Construction of the grassroots facility is part of a consortium between Jakarta-based Rekayasa and Japan's Toyo Engineering Corporation. Rekayasa will be responsible for the ammonia and Toyo responsible for urea, KBR added.

"We are proud to provide our technology to help PUSRI meet the rising need of ammonia and urea production," said John Derbyshire, president of KBR Technology. "KBR's Purifier technology yields an extremely reliable, robust, low-energy plant, which will enable our customer to operate more efficiently."

No financial details of the contract were provided.

In December 2012, Toyo announced construction of the nitrogen fertilizer plant would be scheduled for completion in December 2015.

By: Richard Ewing
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