HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Inner Mongolia Connell Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Connell) to provide licensing, basic engineering and related training and field services for its grassroots aniline plant in TongLiao, Inner Mongolia Province, China.
The aniline technology is offered by KBR through a licensing alliance with DuPont. KBR will license the leading process for Connell’s 360,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) aniline plant. This follows an award of the aniline technology to KBR earlier in 2010 by Connell for its 150,000 MTA plant in Jilin City, China.
“KBR continues to differentiate itself around the globe with its safe, reliable and flexible technology offerings,” said Tim Challand, President, KBR Technology. “The selection of the aniline technology for the second time within the same year by Connell in China underscores the benefits KBR brings to the country for both small- and large-scale grassroots projects.”
"Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Company Ltd. is a large-scale chemical complex composed of an aniline plant of 360,000 MTA, a nitric acid plant of 250,000 MTA and an ammonia plant of 60,000 MTA in Jilin,” said Madam SongZhiPing, the Chairwoman of Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Company Ltd. “The second chemical complex was under construction last year in Inner Mongolia with an aniline plant of 360,000 MTA, a nitric plant of 270,000 MTA and an ammonia plant of 80,000 MTA. With the support of KBR’s licensing and engineering expertise on this project, Jilin Connell will be the largest aniline producer in the world when the second aniline complex is on stream."
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