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Indonesia: Clariant and KBR Supply Turnkey Design High-Efficiency Ammonia Synthesis in Indonesia

Editor: Alexander Stark

Clariant announced that it is providing total catalyst solutions for two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia, in cooperation with its licensing partner KBR.

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Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, stated, “We are delighted to collaborate with KBR on these important assignments in Indonesia
Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, stated, “We are delighted to collaborate with KBR on these important assignments in Indonesia
(Source: Clariant)

Munich/Germany — The new projects rely on KBR’s process technologies combined with a complete range of Clariant catalysts for the entire ammonia production process. Not only do the partners offer a turnkey design, but also an advanced solution that significantly reduces ammonia production costs while increasing plant efficiency, the company announced. Awarded in 2015, the Indonesian projects are part of a strategic cooperation between Clariant’s Catalysts business and KBR.

The key catalysts selected for the projects include AmoMax 10 for ammonia synthesis, ReforMax 330 LDP and ReforMax 210 LDP for reforming, as well as ShiftMax 120, ShiftMax 217 and ShiftMax 210 for high temperature shift (HTS) and low temperature shift (LTS) reactions. The catalysts are designed to ensure more cost-effective production.

The manufacturer claims that in contrast to conventional magnetite catalysts, AmoMax 10 is based on a Wustite structure, which would offer more than 20 % activity. Furthermore, it would be boosting energy savings and ammonia yields.

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, stated, “We are delighted to collaborate with KBR on these important assignments in Indonesia. It validates the strength and success of our partnership – one that not only benefits our two companies, but also, and more importantly, our customers. The projects also demonstrate Clariant’s commitment to driving sustainable ammonia synthesis through continuous innovation.”

“KBR is committed to delivering complete solutions to our clients. Partnering with Clariant enables us to not only provide our market-leading ammonia technology, but also the best catalysts to optimize the performance of the plant and deliver best value and operability.”, said Avinash Malhotra, Vice President of Syngas Technologies at KBR.

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