KBR announced the successful completion of performance tests and official handover of the Dyno Nobel ammonia plant in Waggaman, Louisiana.
Houston/USA — The project is the first to use an integrated solution of KBR's Purifier ammonia technology along with the company's engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services. It is one of the first onshore ammonia plants built in the United States in the past 20 years, and the first new grassroots ammonia plant in Louisiana in over 30 years. The facility met and exceeded all performance parameters for throughput, efficiency and environmental performance on October 13 and handover of operations and management to Dyno Nobel Louisiana Ammonia LLC, a subsidiary of Incitec Pivot, took place on October 19. The time from contract award to handover was 42 months, which is the quickest overall schedule of a major, grassroots ammonia project undertaken in the U.S. in the last 5 years. The project reached this milestone with no lost time incident, while executing more than five million man hours.