KBR to revamp MCF’s ammonia plant in India


US-based KBR has secured a deal to modernise Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers' (MCF) ammonia plant in Panambur, Mangalore, India. 

As part of the deal, KBR will provide its ammonia technology to improve the energy efficiency of the MCF plant.

KBR technology and consulting president John Derbyshire said: “This contract shows the faith of our customers in KBR's ammonia technology.

“We are firmly committed to delivering world class projects using KBR technologies to help our clients meet their performance objectives.”

Currently, the company is involved in the licensing, designing, engineering and construction of more than 230 ammonia plants worldwide. 

"The company is involved in the licensing, designing, engineering and construction of more than 230 ammonia plants worldwide."

With more than 31,000 employees, KBR currently serves customers in more than 80 countries and has operations in 40 nations worldwide.

Last month, KBR noted that it and speciality chemical company Clariant, would provide total catalyst solutions to two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia.

Under the contract, KBR will supply its process technologies, while Clariant will provide its complete range of catalysts for the ammonia production plants.

In March last year, KBR secured a licence and basic engineering design contract from an undisclosed customer in China to revamp a fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit with Maxofin technology.