Study awarded to KBR for renewable energy system upgrade using green ammonia technology

HOUSTON, September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a study to develop a carbon-neutral ammonia-based green power system for a semi-submersible drilling unit owned by Odfjell.

KBR will collaborate with Odfjell, Equinor and Wärtsilä to evaluate the conversion of diesel generators on board drilling units to ammonia-fired generators.

“We are excited to be part of a collaborative effort that will fully integrate KBR’s semi-submersible technology expertise, Wärtsilä’s power systems, and the operational capabilities of Odfjell and Equinor, all to deliver a carbon-neutral solution,” he said. Xavier Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technological Solutions. “This project demonstrates the role ammonia can play in decarbonising existing assets and achieving net zero targets. We pride ourselves on driving positive change, innovation and improvement in key markets, and are proud to support our customers across the industry as they transition to cleaner fuel options.”

KBR is a world leading ammonia licensor and KBR’s K-GreeN® technology produces carbon-free ammonia based on the electrolysis of water. K-GreeN is a viable and renewable alternative to decarbonize the maritime and shipping industries.

KBR has been supporting Equinor and Odfjell for over three decades with original marine technology, engineering and semi-submersible designs.

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We provide science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people who perform diverse, complex and mission-critical roles in 34 countries.

KBR is proud to work with its customers around the world to provide technology, value-added services, and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, we deliver.

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