KBR teams up with ACME Group for $3.5bn Oman green ammonia project

KBR to provide technology license, engineering, proprietary equipment, catalyst and commissioning services for plant

KBR a key procurement and construction company, has teamed up with the renewable energy firm ACME Group, for its breakthrough green ammonia project, which is being built in Oman at a total investment of $3.5 billion.

In a statement, KBR said that the terms of the contract state that KBR will provide technology licence, engineering, proprietary equipment, catalyst, and commissioning services for a plant to produce 300 metric tonnes per day of ammonia.

It will be an integrated facility using three-gigawatt peak (GWp) of solar and 0.5 GWp of wind energy to produce 2,400 TPD of green ammonia with an annual production of about 0.9 million tonnes, the statement added.

On the contract win, Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology, said: “Energy transition driven by green ammonia is a reality and KBR will play a pivotal role in helping innovative companies like Acme establish early-mover advantages through our industry leading technology.”

In March, ACME Group had signed a deal with the Oman Company for the Development of the Special Economic Zone at Duqm to set up a large-scale facility to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia. The top renewable energy company boasts a solar portfolio of six GWp.

Manoj K Upadhyay, Founder & Chairman, ACME Group, said: “This facility, aimed at exporting green ammonia to Europe and Asia, will be the first project of this scale.”

“We selected KBR technology because of its high yields and lowest energy consumption and look forward to a successful project implementation.”

Upadhyay added that ACME is in the process of commissioning the world’s first integrated green hydrogen and green ammonia plant in the north Indian city of Bikaner, which will see green hydrogen being produced using five megawatt-peak (MWp), expandable up to 10 MWp, from the solar plant, which is an integral part of the project.

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