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KBR Reports World’s Most Energy Efficient Ammonia Plant at CFCL, India; Doug Kelly Quoted

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KBR has announced that Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (CFCL), Gadepan, India has successfully commissioned a new plant using KBR's Purifier ammonia technology, the world's most energy efficient plant per ton of ammonia produced, the company reported on Thursday.

"This is another proud milestone for KBR's ammonia technology," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions. "We are committed to offering our partners energy-efficient and flexible solutions while always striving to improve upon industry benchmarks with many of them previously set by ourselves."

CFCL currently has two existing ammonia plants that were revamped by KBR in 2009 to increase production and lower energy consumption. CFCL has constructed and commissioned its third ammonia plant with a production capacity of 2200 MTPD.

The third ammonia plant has achieved an energy consumption lower than the guaranteed value of 6.417 Gcal per metric ton during its test run period, which has marked the world's most efficient ammonia plant.

KBR's innovative ammonia technology is valued for its low energy usage, higher reliability and lower capital costs. Since the 1960s, KBR has licensed, engineered or constructed more than 243 ammonia plants worldwide making it the world's leading ammonia technology licensor. 

In addition to today’s announcement, in Aug. 2019, the company announced the successful startup of the JSC EuroChem Northwest Phosphorit 2,890 MTPD ammonia plant in Kingisepp, Russia to continue its ammonia energy initiative. 

The facility's 1 million tons per year ammonia production capacity has marked the largest in Europe and relies on KBR's highly efficient Purifier ammonia technology. KBR was the technology licensor and provided basic engineering design for the $1 billion project. 

"We are proud to have taken part in this ambitious project," said John Derbyshire, KBR President, Technology Solutions. "Even at this large scale, the KBR Purifier ammonia process is flexible, reliable, and will provide tremendous cost benefits for many years to come."

KBR has also provided various state-of-the art digital solutions suitable for a best-in-class modern world-scale ammonia plant. These include KBR's remote operations monitoring and expert advisory service Ammonia InSite, a virtual 3D graphics-embedded Operator Training Simulator including e-learning system as well as a Reliability Based Maintenance system.

KBR is a leader across the world in ammonia technology and has been involved in the licensing, design, engineering, and/or construction of more than 235 grassroots ammonia plants and over 150 revamp ammonia projects globally.

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses: Government Solutions, Technology Solutions, Energy Solutions.

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