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Indorama licenses KBR ammonia technology for Nigerian plant

17 December 2012

Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals has selected KBR to provide ammonia technology for its planned grassroots ammonia plant to be located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

"Indorama has selected KBR's purifier technology because of its low energy consumption and long plant runs."

As part of the agreement, KBR will license its ammonia technology to Indorama to operate a 2,300mtpd ammonia plant based on KBR's purifier technology.

Indorama has selected KBR's purifier technology because of its low energy consumption and long plant runs, according to KBR.

KBR technology president John Derbyshire said the company is happy about Indorama selecting the company's technology for its fertiliser complex in Nigeria.

"Africa is considered one of the largest emerging markets for the fertiliser business and it is a great source of pride for us to be associated with one of the world's most dynamic companies for this breakthrough project," Derbyshire added.

Indorama Nigeria managing director Manish Mundra said: "As the licensor for Indorama's ethylene plant in Port Harcourt, KBR has delivered strong value to Indorama's existing operations and we are confident our selection of the purifier technology will provide us with the world's leading ammonia technology for this next phase of our company's growth.''