KBR Wins FEED Contract for Kitimat LNG Development
KM LNG Operating General Partnership is a subsidiary of Apache Corporation and the operator of the Kitimat LNG Development. The Kitimat LNG Development is co-owned by KM LNG Operating General Partnership and a subsidiary of EOG Resources.
KBR will provide FEED services for the development of the Kitimat LNG facility, anticipated to be a fully electric-driven LNG plant. The LNG processing facility will be located nearly 15 kilometers southeast of Kitimat and will include LNG process facilities, associated infrastructure, administration and marine facilities. Work on the project is to begin immediately.
KBR has also won a contract from Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining (Luberef) to implement KBR's proprietary Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) Technology, ROSE, for Luberef's Yanbu Refinery Expansion Project in Saudi Arabia.
Under the contract, KBR will provide technology licensing and basic engineering services to revamp and almost double the capacity of Luberef's existing Propane Deasphalting (PDA) Unit.
The existing PDA unit, which is currently based on conventional SDA technology, will be converted to KBR's ROSE technology. In addition to increasing production volumes, the PDA revamp will allow Luberef to increase the production of brightstock and by-products.
Tim Challand, president of KBR Technology, said: â€œKBR is proud that Luberef has selected ROSE for this strategic project, and I am confident that the project will benefit from KBR's experience of designing over 50 ROSE units, including many for lube oil production.â€
Mitch Dauzat, president of KBR Gas Monetization, said: â€œThe award of the contract emphasizes the value KBR's LNG execution capabilities bring to projects in remote locations, working with the communities in which we live and work to achieve successful sustainable development during project execution. Our local experience and presence provided KM LNG the confidence in KBR to execute a successful project in western Canada.â€
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