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Grupa Azoty selects KBR technology for high-purity nitric acid plant

By Mary Page Bailey |

KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract to utilize its proprietary Plinke Magnac technology to produce high-concentration nitric acid at Grupa Azoty’s Tarnow site in Poland


KBR will provide basic and detailed engineering design, equipment, and related advisory services for the plant, which will be built adjacent to an existing plant that was also supplied by KBR and has been in operation since 1998.


Magnac technology is used to produce 98.5 wt% high-concentration nitric acid from fresh, weak nitric acid.


“This contract reinforces KBR’s existing relationship with Grupa Azoty,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions. “We are proud to deliver well-proven solutions that will enable Grupa Azoty to achieve its business expansion goals safely, reliably and efficiently.”


The Grupa Azoty Group is a leader in the fertilizer and chemical market in Poland and one of its key players in Europe. It is the second largest EU-based manufacturer of nitrogen and compound fertilizers, and its other products, including melamine, caprolactam, polyamide, oxo alcohols, plasticisers and titanium white, enjoy an equally strong standing in the chemical sector, with a wide range of applications in various industries.

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