KBR technology selected for green ammonia project in Chile

Mark Milam


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Global engineering firm KBR announced their green ammonia technology, branded as K-GreeN, has been selected by project partner Enaex for the recently revealed HyEx green ammonia project in Chile.

It is planned that through the HyEx project that technologies for having stable green ammonia plant operations during the fluctuation of renewable energy from photovoltaic power plant will be studied.

The construction site will be in Tocopilla which is within the Antofagasta Region and it planned that the ammonia plant will have an annual production rate of 18,000 short tons.

Schedule completion is currently set for 2025 with Japanese firm Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) and global ammonia marketer Mitsui also involved in the project which recently announced that a feasibility study had been funded for HyEx.

“We are thrilled to be part of this project that will demonstrate Chile’s potential to harness renewable energy for green ammonia production,” said Doug Kelly, KBR president, Technology.

“The innovative concepts that will be incorporated in this project will achieve industrial scale production of green ammonia using renewable energy from photovoltaic and wind power.”

Since 1943, KBR said it has licensed and designed over 250 grassroot ammonia plants worldwide.


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