KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has won an ammonia technology contract from DL E&C for NeuRizer’s (formerly Leigh Creek Energy Ltd) carbon-neutral fertilizer project in Australia.
Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide technology licensing and engineering for the 1,600 MTPD ammonia plant based on KBR’s highly efficient Purifier® process. This is the first fully-integrated urea production facility in the world leveraging an innovative configuration for in-situ syngas production, gas processing, ammonia and urea manufacturing, and carbon geo-sequestration.
“We are excited to provide our energy-efficient ammonia technology to DL E&C for NeuRizer’s flagship carbon-neutral project for the local and export agriculture markets,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “This project reaffirms our commitment to continuing to explore novel ways to help our clients meet their business and sustainability targets.”
KBR is a world leader in ammonia technology and has been at the forefront of innovation in the ammonia market for decades.
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Daelim Industrial, a global leader in the construction and petrochemical industry in Korea since 1939, evolved its brand to DL to mark a new beginning under the holding company system. DL Group plans to complete the transparent and independent governance system under a holding company structure in which DL Holdings will control Engineering and Construction subsidiaries through DL E&C, Petrochemical subsidiaries through DL Chemical, and Other subsidiaries such as DL Energy, etc.
Since its first overseas project in Vietnam in 1966, the construction division successfully completed various construction, civil engineering, and plant projects in more than 40 countries worldwide. It has been recognized for its technical leadership and strong competitiveness in the global market. In the case of plant division, DL E&C has expanded its global presence based on its technical expertise in oil and gas, oil refining, and petrochemical and power plant industries. DL E&C’s achievements have earned recognition as a leading Global EPC Contractor.
NeuRizer (NRZ) is the company responsible for progressing the NeuRizer Urea Project (NRUP). NRUP is a nationally significant project that will deliver low-cost, high-quality nitrogen-based fertilizer ensuring a secure supply for local and export agriculture markets. Located in South Australia, 550 kilometers north of Adelaide, the NRUP will initially produce 1Mtpa of urea fertilizer with the potential to increase to 2Mtpa.
NRZ is a certified carbon neutral organization having been awarded Climate Active certification in March 2022 and is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. The NRUP is carbon neutral by design, and the decarbonization pathway for the NRUP is embedded in the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) process to ensure that the NRUP achieves zero carbon operations from the first operations in 2025.
The NRUP will significantly increase Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability for fertilizer supporting Australian agricultural food production. The NRUP will strengthen supply chain resilience that will benefit Australian farmers and, to a lesser extent, the industrial sector where urea is used as a supply input (eg. diesel additive (AdBlue), industrial resins, etc.) by reducing the nation’s reliance on imports.
The NRUP will be one of the biggest infrastructure projects of its type in Australia, providing long-term economic development and employment opportunities (2,250+ construction jobs plus 1,200+ ongoing positions) for the communities of the Upper Spencer Gulf region, northern Flinders Ranges, and South Australia.
The NRUP will be the only fully integrated urea production facility in Australia, with all inputs (gas, power, and CO2) for low carbon urea production on-site, meaning NRZ will control both supply and price of these major cost inputs, regardless of the prevailing market conditions and supply chain dynamics.
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SOURCE: KBR, Inc.