KBR awarded tech contract for US low-carbon blue ammonia project

Mark Milam


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Global engineering firm KBR announced it has been awarded a technology contract by Tecnimont SpA for OCI NV’s low-carbon blue ammonia project in the US.

The firm said that under the terms of the contract, KBR will supply the technology licence, basic engineering design, proprietary equipment and catalyst for the 1.1m short ton per annum blue ammonia plant. At this time, the targeted completion date would be 2025.

KBR said the project will be designed to transition from blue to green ammonia production as green hydrogen becomes available at larger scale in the future.

“We are excited to continue to build on our strong relationship with OCI NV and Maire Tecnimont to deliver our market-leading and proven ammonia technology for this energy transition project,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology.

“This award is a further testament to KBR’s leadership in helping its clients implement effective decarbonisation technologies today on a path to achieving their future ESG objectives.”

Since 1944, KBR said it has licensed and designed 252 grassroots ammonia plants and that around half of global licensed ammonia capacity uses their designed plants because they combine lowest capital and operating costs with the highest reliability.


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