Nov. 26, 2019
US-based engineering firm KBR announced recently that it has been awarded two contracts by Toyo Engineering Corporation for the supply of an operator training simulator (OTS) and an Advanced Process Control (APC) system for the new single-stream 2,200 MTPD ammonia plant being built for Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURL) at Gorakhpur, in Uttar Pradesh.
HURL, incorporated in 2016, is a joint venture company between Coal India (CIL), NTPC (NTPC) and Indian Oil CorporationNSE 0.81 % (IOCL) as lead promoters with Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) and Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation (HFCL) as the other two partners.
Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide turnkey OTS and APC systems and associated services for the HURL-G project. The deliverables include provision of all hardware, software, associated engineering services, upgrades and multi-year maintenance and support. The work is expected to be performed over three years by KBR's Advanced Automations teams in Houston, USA and Pune.
KBR claims to be a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across assets and program lifecycle within the government solutions and energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide, including joint ventures, with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:
The prime objective of HURL is to establish and operate a state of the art environment-friendly and energy-efficient Natural Gas based new Fertilizer Complexes (Ammonia-Urea) of 2200 MTPD Ammonia and 3850 MTPD Urea (1.27 MMTPA neem coated urea) at each of the three locations, and simultaneously market their products, thus spurring economic growth in eastern India.
The feedstock to the plant i.e. Natural gas would be supplied by Gas Pooling mechanism to supply at uniform delivered price to all the fertilizer plants on gas grid for production of urea.