* Brazil plant to produce 2,200 metric tons per day
* Argentina ammonia plant deal first in region for KBR
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 U.S. engineering company
KBR Inc (KBR.N) has signed a contract for an ammonia plant in
Brazil with state-owned oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA), only
three days after announcing a similar deal in Argentina.
Financial terms were not disclosed on either deal.
KBR, which says half the world's ammonia-producing capacity
utilizes its technology, said on Thursday it will license its
production process and provide basic engineering services as
well as technical consulting for the project in Tres Lagoas.
On Monday, the Houston-based company said it had been
awarded a contract to provide licensing and process design for
an ammonia plant in Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.
That plant, KBR's first in the region, is backed by a joint
venture of China's Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group Co
Ltd, Shaanxi Xinyida Investment Ltd and Jinduicheng Molybdenum
Group Co Ltd, and will be the largest Chinese investment in
The Tres Lagoas plant is expected to produce 2,200 metric
tons per day, while Tierra Del Fuego will produce 1,500 tons
daily. While the application of their output was not specified,
ammonia is used extensively to produce fertilizer.
(Reporting by Braden Reddall; Editing by Bernard Orr)