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KBR awarded VAM contract

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

KBR has announced that it has been awarded a catalyst supply contract for a vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) project by Shenghong Refining Petrochemical (Lianyungang) Co. Ltd, China. Under the terms of the agreement, KBR will provide proprietary catalyst for Shenghong’s grassroot 300 000 tpy VAM unit. The unit represents the first commercial VAM technology licence and engineering contract under an alliance agreement between KBR and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK).

The KBR-SDK VAM technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of SDK’s ethylene based VAM unit at the Oita Petrochemical Complex in Japan. VAM is a key intermediate for the production of polymers and resins for adhesives, coatings, paints, films, textiles and other products.

“This award underscores KBR’s emerging leadership in the VAM market and strengthens our successful partnership with Shenghong,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions.

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