KBR announced on Monday that the company’s SOCAR-KBR joint venture has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract from BP Exploration to develop the Shah Deniz Alpha (SDA) platform in Azerbaijan.
“KBR has been working in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region since 1993, which gives us unrivaled expertise with on- and off-shore greenfield and brownfield assets,” said Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions.
SOCAR-KBR will work to maximize local execution and significantly reduce SDA’s overall carbon footprint and increase operational efficiency to provide a robust, long-term, high-availability power supply.
SOCAR-KBR will be responsible for the FEED services for decommissioning the existing five main power generators on the SDA platform. They will also create a power supply from the KBR-designed Shah Deniz Bravo platform.
The workforce for the SOCAR-KBR team will feature 95 percent Azerbaijani engineers as well as specialist subject matter expert support provided from KBR’s London operations.
“Our SOCAR-KBR joint venture allows us to combine KBR’s proven tools, systems, procedures and project track record in the region with SOCAR’s operations knowledge and experience in the energy sector,” Jay Ibrahim added.
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