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KBR awarded Aramco contract for SDA technology

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

KBR, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for its new supercritical solvent deasphalting (SDA) technology ROSE®.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a three-product ROSE technology licence, basic engineering design, and proprietary equipment for Aramco's residue upgrading and clean fuels project at the Riyadh Refinery in Saudi Arabia. The three-product scheme will be designed to meet the specific objectives for Aramco’s project.

This technology requires up to 60% less energy and is designed for ease of operation, safety and high reliability. New innovations such as this offer vital assistance to refiners in complying with the new International Marine Organization (IMO) fuel regulations that take effect in 2020 (IMO2020), and this contract shows the gains to be made by producing environmentally-friendly equipment.

"We are honoured that Saudi Aramco has selected the ROSE process for their clean fuels project at the Riyadh Refinery," said John Derbyshire, KBR President, Technology. "This award underscores our market leadership in residue upgrading solutions to help our clients address IMO2020 compliance challenges and improve the profitability of their refining assets."

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