HOUSTON — KBR will perform a study to develop a green ammonia-based power system for a semisubmersible drilling rig owned by Odfjell.
The company will collaborate with Odfjell, Equinor and Wärtsilä to assess conversion of the diesel generators on drilling rigs units to ammonia-fueled generators.
Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions, said the collaboration would integrate KBR's semisubmersible technology, Wärtsilä's power systems, and Odfjell's and Equinor's operations capabilities to deliver a carbon-neutral solution.
"This project demonstrates the role ammonia can play in decarbonizing existing assets and achieving net-zero targets," he said.
KBR is an ammonia licensor; its K-GreeN technology produces carbon-free ammonia based on electrolysis of water.
The company has worked with Equinor and Odfjell for more than three decades on solutions for marine technology, engineering and new semisubmersible designs.