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  • NeuRizer (NRZ) appoints facilities management company Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) as ammonia licensor for the company’s flagship urea project in South Australia
  • The company says the plant needs specialist engineering expertise because of its complexity
  • Managing Director Phil Staveley says KBR will provide high-quality advice and support for the basic engineering design
  • The project will significantly increase Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability for fertiliser, supporting Australian agricultural food production which will reduce the nation’s reliance on imports
  • NRZ shares last traded at 19.5 cents

NeuRizer (NRZ) has appointed facilities management company Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) as ammonia licensor for the company’s flagship urea project in South Australia’s north.

Under the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract between NeuRizer and construction engineering company DL E&C, NeuRizer has the right to approve the appointment and selection of the technology providers and DL has selected KBR as its ammonia licensor.

“DL E&C selection and NRZ approval of KBR is a significant step towards construction of the urea project,” said Managing Director Phil Staveley.

NRZ said the plant needed specialist engineering expertise because of its complexity, and KBR was selected because of the number of plants of similar complexity it has built and its approvals experience in highly regulated countries, among other reasons.

“KBR is a distinguished technology and engineering company that will provide high-quality advice and support that is needed for the Basic Engineering Design (BED) and post-BED services, as well as to supply the necessary equipment for the ammonia manufacturing plant,” Mr Staveley said.

The BED requirement is a critical factor for DL to complete its commitment to provide a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) package for the project.

KBR will also provide proprietary equipment for the ammonia manufacturing plant, train onsite operators and act as integrator of the other licensors’ BED and piping and present the whole package to DL.

The urea project is a nationally significant project that will deliver low-cost, high-quality nitrogen-based fertiliser ensuring a secure supply for local and export agriculture markets.

Located 550 kilometres north of Adelaide, it will initially produce one million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of urea fertiliser with potential to increase to two Mtpa.

The project will significantly increase Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability for fertiliser, supporting Australian agricultural food production and reducing the reliance on imports.

NRZ shares were trading at 19.5 cents this morning.

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