KBR and Yokogawa Electric Corporation Announce Ammonia Technology Alliance

  KBR and Yokogawa Electric Corporation Announce Ammonia Technology Alliance

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- April 8, 2013

KBR (NYSE: KBR) and Yokogawa Electric Corporation today announced the
formation of a new alliance in which KBR will supply a fertilizer automation
package as part of its ammonia process technology solutions to customers
worldwide. This solution complements KBR’s industry-leading ammonia portfolio
of process licenses, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment
and catalyst supply.

The fertilizer automation package will couple KBR’s ammonia process technology
expertise with Yokogawa’s know-how of process control systems to streamline
the work process, develop standard configurations and simplify interfaces
between various suppliers. Yokogawa will supply the CENTUM integrated
production control system, the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system and
selected solution-based software. KBR will provide “know-how” in the form of
enhanced distributed control system configuration and advanced applications,
such as operations management, performance monitoring, advanced process
control, operator training simulator and dynamic simulation studies for
fertilizer plants.

It is expected that these solutions will improve plant reliability, reduce
energy, increase capacity and improve operator effectiveness in fertilizer
plants. Further consolidation of these functions will reduce life-cycle costs
for plant control, automation and management systems. This alliance expands
KBR’s solution footprint and provides measureable economic and process
performance improvements to new and existing fertilizer plants across the

“This alliance is consistent with KBR Technology’s growth strategy for our
fertilizer business,” said John Derbyshire, KBR President, Technology. “We are
very proud that Yokogawa has agreed to partner with KBR, and we look forward
to pursuing opportunities to apply the fertilizer package both in our new and
numerous existing facilities worldwide.

“Through our alliance with KBR, Yokogawa is demonstrating our long-term
commitment to providing high-quality, innovative technology to the ammonia and
fertilizer industry,” said Satoru Kurosu, President, Yokogawa Electric

Yokogawa's global network of 90 companies spans 55 countries. Founded in 1915,
the $4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa
is engaged in the industrial automation and control, test and measurement, and
other businesses segments. For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the
energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals,
government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit


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