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KBR Awarded Contract for Concentrated Nitric Acid Plant in India

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HOUSTON - April 30,2019 - KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its subsidiary Plinke GmbH has been awarded a contract by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) of India to build a Concentrated Nitric Acid plant (CNA) at Bharuch, Gujarat. 

Under the terms of the contract, Plinke will provide the license and engineering as well as supply the proprietary equipment for the new plant that will produce 98.5% CNA mainly for the Indian market. CNA is processed by the chemical industry into essential intermediate products used in the production of polyurethane, fibers, lacquers and other base and specialty chemicals. 

The plant, which is designed for a throughput capacity of 150 metric tons per day of Concentrated Nitric Acid, is due to come on stream in 2021 and is the fourth such unit licensed and supplied by Plinke to GNFC in the last 2 decades. 

The CNA plant will be based on Plinke's MAGNAC® process in which a high concentration of nitric acid is achieved by extractive rectification using a magnesium nitrate solution. In addition to achieving purities of more than 98.5 wt%, the MAGNAC® process is also outstanding in its high yield and availability, low CAPEX and OPEX and no effluent design. 

"We are proud that GNFC has once again chosen Plinke's MAGNAC® process for its new CNA facility in Bharuch," said John Derbyshire, President, KBR Technology. "This award demonstrates that our clients have a high level of trust and satisfaction with the high quality and reliability of the Plinke technology, design and delivery."

Plinke has more than 70 years of experience in acid treatment and has built more than 550 plants for treatment and concentration of inorganic acids and acidic waste water worldwide.

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 36,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining and gasification
  • Hydrocarbons Services, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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