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KBR completes ammonia plant

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KBR has announced the completion of the landmark Dyno Nobel ammonia plant in Louisiana, US.

KBR, Inc. (KBR) has announced the successful completion of performance tests and official handover of the landmark Dyno Nobel ammonia plant in Waggaman, Louisiana.

The project is the first to use an integrated KBR solution of KBR's PurifierTM ammonia technology along with KBR's engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services. It is one of the first onshore ammonia plants built in the US in the past 20 years, and the first new grassroots ammonia plant in Louisiana in over 30 years.

The facility met and exceeded all performance parameters for throughput, efficiency and environmental performance on 13 October and handover of operations and management to Dyno Nobel Louisiana Ammonia LLC, a subsidiary of Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), occurred on 19 October. The time from contract award to handover was 42 months, which is the quickest overall schedule of a major, grassroots ammonia project undertaken in the US in the last five years. Demonstrating KBR's commitment to zero harm, the project reached this milestone with no lost time incident, while executing more than 5 million man hours.

"We are proud of this ground breaking project, which showcases KBR's ammonia plant technology and EPC services," said David Zelinski, KBR President of Onshore, Engineering & Construction Americas. "The completion of this project demonstrates KBR's world class project execution and customer service capabilities."

As a cornerstone in the ammonia industry for more than 60 years, KBR's plants are recognised around the world for delivering safe, low cost, reliable performance. In all, KBR has been involved in the licensing, design, engineering and/or construction of more than 230 ammonia facilities.

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