KBR bags contract to study Fertial’s ammonia plants in Algeria

9:32 AM, 12th November 2013

HOUSTON, US: KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company, has been awarded a contract by Fertial SpA to conduct a study that will improve safety, reliability and energy efficiency of two Algerian ammonia plants.

The outcomes of the study will also increase the overall ammonia production capacity by 50 per cent and be introduced in a phase-by-phase approach for the 1970’s vintage plants. The undisclosed contract value was booked into backlog in KBR’s fourth quarter of 2013. During the first phase of the revamp project, KBR will define the technical scope and pinpoint the commercial requirements prior to licensing its technology.

“I am confident that the commercial potential of our technology revamp assessment will help our customer achieve its objective of a more efficient operation with greater production capacity. KBR is focused on building our long-term relationship with Fertial SpA and we are pleased to have been selected to perform the first phase of this revamp project,” said John Derbyshire, President, KBR Technology.

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