KBR is launching a research to develop a carbon-neutral, inexperienced ammonia-based system to energy a semi-submersible drilling unit owned by Odfjell.
KBR will collaborate with Odfjell, Equinor and Wärtsilä to evaluate conversion of the diesel turbines on board drilling models to ammonia-fueled turbines.
“We’re excited to be part of a collaborative effort that may absolutely combine KBR’s semisubmersible expertise experience, Wärtsilä’s energy methods, and Odfjell’s and Equinor’s operations capabilities, all to ship a carbon-neutral resolution,” mentioned Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Know-how Options. “This challenge demonstrates the position ammonia can play in decarbonizing current property and reaching net-zero targets. We delight ourselves in driving optimistic change, innovation and enchancment in key markets, and we’re proud to assist our clients throughout the business of their transitions to cleaner gasoline choices.”
KBR is a world-leading ammonia licensor and KBR’s Okay-GreeN® expertise produces carbon-free ammonia based mostly on electrolysis of water. Okay-GreeN is a viable, renewable various to decarbonizing the maritime and transport industries.
KBR has been supporting Equinor and Odfjell for greater than three many years with marine expertise, engineering and unique semi-submersible designs.