Indonesia: Plant Technology KBR Commissions Maiden Ammonia Process Based Greenfield Plant
Located at PT Panca Amara Utama, the plant is based on the Purifier Plus ammonia process which is considered to be the most reliable ammonia technology. The company will also be offering its proprietary Ammonia In Site digitalisation technology which is expected to maximise operational performance and profitability.
Texas/USA – KBR has recently announced that it has fully commissioned its first Purifier Plus ammonia process based greenfield plant at PT Panca Amara Utama (Pau) in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The new ammonia process provides plant owners with the most energy efficient, low installed cost and the most reliable ammonia technology with enhanced environmental compliance. The total installed cost of the Purifier Plus technology is typical 10-15 % less than other technologies and it allows for a smaller plot plan footprint, achieving a 25 %-35 % reduction compared to a conventional ammonia plant.
In addition to the technology, KBR is also providing its proprietary Ammonia In Site digitalisation technology. The technology maximises operational performance and profitability of ammonia plants with five applications focused on production management, energy efficiency, maintenance, reliability, and environmental compliance. The online real-time system includes performance diagnostics and analytics, benchmarking, predictability of outcomes, and prevention of unplanned downtime, along with support from KBR experts.
PT Panca Amara Utama (Pau) has set up this 700,000 metric tonnes per annum capacity greenfield ammonia plant in Batui District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The project represents a commitment to prioritise local manufacturing to convert the country's natural resources into industrial products, and support the development of the manufacturing sector in Eastern Indonesia. Pau will be the first ammonia plant in Sulawesi and the second privately-owned plant in Indonesia.