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KBR Awarded VCC License and Basic Engineering Package for TAIF Group's Refinery at Nizhnikamsk in Russia

KBR KBR today announced it was awarded a contract by TAIF Group to provide licensing and engineering services for the Veba Combi Cracker (VCC) to be implemented at the Nizhnikamsk refinery in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide the License, Basic Engineering Package (LBEP), and other services for TAIF's VCC-based Deep Conversion Complex. The complex will process 2.7 million tons per annum of refinery vacuum residues, and 1.6 million tons per annum of distillates into high value petrochemical feedstocks and Euro 5 diesel. This award marks the third VCC license, and KBR's largest VCC project award since the acquisition of the rights to the technology in January 2010.

"KBR's VCC technology is uniquely suited to process Russian crude derived residues and is an ideal solution for monetizing Russia's large residue resource base," said John Derbyshire, President, KBR Technology. "I look forward to our new partnership with TAIF as we embark on this large project."

"The VCC technology was selected after careful evaluation of the process and other available processing options. The high residue conversion and the finished product quality from the unit will significantly improve the economics of the TAIF- NK refinery," said Albert Shigaboutdinov, General Director TAIF group.

Published 14/02/2012

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KBR (NYSE: KBR) is headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA. The company employs over 35,000 people worldwide in locations that include the U.S., Australia, Africa, the U.K., Asia and the Middle East. KBR delivers a wide range of services through its Downstream, Gas Monetization, Infrastructure and Minerals, International Government and Defense, North American Government and Defense, Oil and Gas, Power and Industrial, Services, Technology, and Ventures business segments, and differentiates itself as a technology-driven engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company.

TAIF is a privately held, large production and investment company comprising of 67 subsidiaries and affiliates operating in the oil and gas processing, refining, petrochemicals, telecommunication, building and construction, banking and investments, and service sectors.

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