KBR Inc., a specialist in ammonia technology, has been awarded the license and engineering contracts to perform front end engineering and design for a potential expansion of Mosaic`s Ammonia Plant in St. James, La.
KBR`s “lean FEED” approach will de-bottleneck the plant and increase Mosaic`s ammonia production capacity by 20 percent at their plant located on the banks of the Mississippi, just south of Baton Rouge. KBR`s proprietary ammonia technology will be utilized to revamp and expand the original KBR designed plant. Additionally, KBR will provide the basic engineering design and the FEED requirements necessary to produce a final estimate prior to project approval.
“This is a significant win for KBR and we are pleased to be able to support Mosaic with both our leading technology and our technical and project delivery expertise,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. “We look forward to developing a broader relationship with Mosaic through successful execution.”
KBR has been involved in the licensing, design, engineering and/or construction of more than 230 ammonia plants worldwide.
Expected revenue from the contract was included in the third quarter 2014 backlog of unfilled orders for the Hydrocarbons segment. The contract value was not disclosed.