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KBR awarded nitric acid technology contract by Hanwha

By Mary Page Bailey |

KBR, Inc. (Houston) announced today it has been awarded a dual-pressure nitric acid technology contract by Hanwha Corp. for its new plant at Yeosu, South Korea.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide license, basic engineering design, and technical support to Hanwha for a 1,200 metric tons per day dual pressure nitric acid plant. Nitric acid is an intermediate chemical for the production of various products including fertilizers, plastics, and dyes.

“KBR is proud to be selected by Hanwha to deliver our leading dual-pressure nitric acid technology that offers tangible CAPEX and OPEX benefits including reduced net energy consumption through efficient energy recovery,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “This contract highlights KBR’s continued commitment to bringing energy-efficient sustainable technologies to the industry.”

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