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OCI | Blue Ammonia Beaumont

USA
Greenfield

Overview

Status
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Greenfield
Region
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North America
Geography
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USA
State
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Texas
Equity Owner
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OCI NV
Proponent
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OCI NV
Output
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Blue ammonia
Type of electricty
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Capacity
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1.1 million-tons-per-year
Financing
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Technology
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Technical Advisors
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Maire Tecnimont (Engineering and procurement); KBR (KBR will supply the technology license, basic engineering design, proprietary equipment and catalyst)
Advisors
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Morgan Stanley (exploring sale)
Project Contact
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Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology.
Lawyers
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Vinson & Elkins
Project Cost
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$1bn ($500m invested as of 24 Feb. 2024)
Offtaker
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Commercial Operations Date
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2025
Decommission Date
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FID
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March, 2022

Description

A 1.1 million ton per annum blue ammonia project in Beaumont, Texas, based on KBR technology.

The project achieved FID in Q1 2022, and it targets production for Q1 2025.

The project has been awarded to Maire Tecnimont on an Engineering & Procurement basis.

Capital expenditure is expected to be within OCI’s guidance of up to $450m growth capex.

Utilities and available land have been sized to allow for doubling of the capacity by adding an additional 1.1 million ton per annum blue ammonia line in the future.

At the facility OCI will buy clean hydrogen and nitrogen over the fence from Linde, and Linde, in turn, will capture and sequester CO2 via an agreement with ExxonMobil.

As of March 2024, OCI Global was working with Morgan Stanley to explore a sale of the project.

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