KBR and Yokogawa Electric Corporation Announce Ammonia Technology Alliance
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYS: KBR) and Yokogawa Electric Corporation today announced the formation of a new alliance in which KBR will supply a fertilizer automation package as part of its ammonia process technology solutions to customers worldwide. This solution complements KBR's industry-leading ammonia portfolio of process licenses, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply.
The fertilizer automation package will couple KBR's ammonia process technology expertise with Yokogawa's know-how of process control systems to streamline the work process, develop standard configurations and simplify interfaces between various suppliers. Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM integrated production control system, the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system and selected solution-based software. KBR will provide "know-how" in the form of enhanced distributed control system configuration and advanced applications, such as operations management, performance monitoring, advanced process control, operator training simulator and dynamic simulation studies for fertilizer plants.
It is expected that these solutions will improve plant reliability, reduce energy, increase capacity and improve operator effectiveness in fertilizer plants. Further consolidation of these functions will reduce life-cycle costs for plant control, automation and management systems. This alliance expands KBR's solution footprint and provides measureable economic and process performance improvements to new and existing fertilizer plants across the globe.
"This alliance is consistent with KBR Technology's growth strategy for our fertilizer business," said John Derbyshire, KBR President, Technology. "We are very proud that Yokogawa has agreed to partner with KBR, and we look forward to pursuing opportunities to apply the fertilizer package both in our new and numerous existing facilities worldwide.
"Through our alliance with KBR, Yokogawa is demonstrating our long-term commitment to providing high-quality, innovative technology to the ammonia and fertilizer industry," said Satoru Kurosu, President, Yokogawa Electric International.
Yokogawa's global network of 90 companies spans 55 countries. Founded in 1915, the $4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control, test and measurement, and other businesses segments. For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com
KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.
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