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KBR to provide licensing of its Purifer Ammonia technology February 19, 2010 — KBR (Houston; http://www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract by Matix Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd. (MFCL) — a Matix Group Co. owned by the Kanoria family in India — to provide licensing and engineering services for MFCL’s grassroots 2,200 metric tons per day (m.t./d) ammonia plant located in West Bengal, India. KBR will license its Purifier Ammonia technology for the Matix plant, which will be based on coal-bed methane. The use of coal-bed methane as feedstock in the ammonia synthesis process is a relatively new application that provides an alternative to the use of natural gas in areas where coal is abundant. Pöyry awarded board-mill engineering for SAICA February 2, 2010 — Pöyry Plc. (Helsinki; http://www.poyry.com) has been awarded an engineering contract by SAICA Containerboard UK Ltd. for one of the world’s most advanced recycled paper mills to be built at Partington Wharfside, near Manchester, U.K. The new paper mill will produce 425,000 ton/yr of high-performance lightweight fluting and testliner grades to be used in the manufacture of corrugated boxes. The 100% recycled, fiber-based mill is scheduled…
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