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Grannus selects EPC partner for its California ammonia plant

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Grannus LLC has selected Plant Process Equipment (PPE) as its EPC management company for its regional-scale advanced ammonia plant to be built in Kern County, California, US.

The Grannus plant features a patented, ultra-low NOX emission, natural gas-to-ammonia process. PPE is designing the plant in modules that will be fabricated offsite and delivered as easily transportable skids ready for final assembly at the plant location. The modular design will greatly decrease the cost and time required for construction.

The Grannus plant is expected to operate below all applicable California air quality control standards and will produce 250 short tpd of ammonia, representing approximately 40% of California’s agricultural ammonia consumption. The regional-scale design will provide farmers with a local supply of ammonia, reducing transportation costs and associated risks.

Grannus’ innovative plant concept and manufacturing design produces nitrogen fertilizer and generates power with virtually no emitted criteria pollutants. Combining partial oxidation (POX) combustion, power generation and near zero emissions, Grannus’ next generation plants reduce natural gas consumption over leading state-of-the-art plants while allowing for reduced operating cost.

“Plant Process Equipment’s deep experience in the modular design of syngas plants is a perfect fit for our regional-sized California plant. It’s our intent to replicate the California plant design throughout the world to further reduce capital costs and to streamline lead times for delivery,” said Matthew Cox, CEO of Grannus.

Ken Reynaud, PPE’s Senior Vice President, added: “The Grannus project is right in our wheelhouse, serving Grannus’ desire for a modular design that can be fabricated offsite and delivered anywhere in the world on a very cost-effective basis. The benefit will be ammonia plants that can deliver product on a regional basis at costs competitive with those of world-scale facilities.”

The Grannus plant will be the first ammonia plant built in California in more than 60 years. It will be operational in 2019.

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