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KBR awarded LBED contract for ammonia plant revamp

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KBR Inc. has been awarded a contract by Dorogobuzh JSC (owned by JSC ACRON) to provide licensing and basic engineering design (LBED) to revamp an ammonia plant located in the Dorogobuzh, Smolensk region of Russia.

Under the agreement, KBR will supply its proprietary ammonia technology to increase plant capacity significantly to 2100 million tpd with improved efficiency.

The company will utilise its revamp technology KRES™ (KBR Reforming Exchanger System) in conjunction with its True Cold Wall Add-on Converter to achieve low project cost revamping to enable Dorogobuzh to produce low cost ammonia to meet increasing captive demand.

John Derbyshire, President of KBR Technology & Consulting, said: "The application of KRES™ in conjunction with KBR's reliable add-on ammonia converter provides low cost revamping to Dorogobuzh and numerous similar plants in the region.

"We are pleased to contribute KBR's innovative technology solution for natural gas monetisation in Russia […] KBR is a leader in helping clients debottleneck their ammonia plants and achieve greater production capacities, process efficiencies and reliability."

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