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KBR Wins Contract to Support Energy & Technology Advancements; Doug Kelly Quoted

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Doug Kelly
Doug Kelly President of Technology for KBR

KBR has been awarded two contracts by Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group for its 500KTA coal to olefins project & 500KTA C2-C5 comprehensive utilization project in Ningdong Town, Lingwu City, Ningxia, China, KBR reported on Monday

"We are proud that Baofeng Energy has selected KBR for this breakthrough world-scale MTO complex," said Doug Kelly, president of Technology Solutions for KBR. 

Under the contract, KBR will provide process technology licensing and process design packages, which will have an annual production capacity of one million tons of olefins. Once completed, the complex will be the largest single-train methanol to olefins (MTO) plant in the world.

KBR will leverage its SCORE steam cracking and MTO recovery technologies to achieve Baofeng Energy's project objectives of highest yields and lowest capital investment. The SCORE steam cracking unit will convert the ethane and propane feedstock into ethylene and propylene. 

The conversion products will later be separated and further purified in the MTO recovery section to ensure the quality needed to produce polymer grade ethylene and propylene. The MTO recovery process will utilize KBR's technology that will provide CAPEX and OPEX advantages over other technologies.

"This award is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to helping our clients maintain their competitive edge through technological advancements and delivering the best return on their investments," Kelly added. 

The contract award follows KBR’s integration of its KTA solutions in Ulsan, Korea. KBR announced the successful completion of the ethylene plant revamp project for Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co., Ltd (KPIC) in 2018.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR provided its proprietary SCORE technology license, basic engineering design and proprietary equipment supply services to expand KPIC's existing plant ethylene capacity from 486 KTA to 800 KTA.  

The revamp included the addition of two new highly selective SC-1 proprietary furnaces and targeted product recovery system modifications to provide superior yield, energy and operational performance.

About KBR

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services, technology and industrial sectors. KBR employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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