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KBR: Aniline technology license to Connell

By Gerald Ondrey |

KBR, Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract by Inner Mongolia Connell Chemical Industry Co. (Connell) to provide licensing, basic engineering and related training and field services for its grassroots aniline plant in TongLiao, Inner Mongolia Province, China. The aniline technology is offered by KBR through a licensing alliance with DuPont. KBR will license the leading process for Connell’s 360,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) aniline plant. This follows an award of the aniline technology to KBR earlier in 2010 by Connell for its 150,000-m.t./yr plant in Jilin City, China. "Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Company Ltd. is a large-scale chemical complex composed of an aniline plant of 360,000 m.t./yr, a nitric acid plant of 250,000 m.t./yr and an ammonia plant of 60,000 m.t./yr in Jilin,” says Madam SongZhiPing, the chairwoman of Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Company Ltd. “The second chemical complex was under construction last year in Inner Mongolia with an aniline plant of 360,000 m.t./yr, a nitric plant of 270,000 m.t./yr and an ammonia plant of 80,000 m.t./yr. With the support of KBR’s licensing and engineering expertise on this project, Jilin Connell will be the largest aniline…
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