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KBR receives contract for Baku oil refinery modernisation

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KBR Inc. has announced its SOCAR-KBR joint venture was awarded a significant project management consultancy contract for the Heydar Aliyev Baku oil refinery modernisation project in Azerbaijan.

SOCAR-KBR LLC was created to provide design, engineering, technical, consultancy, procurement, construction supervision and project management services for all brownfield and greenfield projects across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey (AGT) region.

SOCAR-KBR LLC will build upon KBR's long-term project experience in Azerbaijan to perform project management services for the Heydar Aliyev Baku oil refinery modernisation project.

Rovnag Abdullayev, SOCAR's President, commented: "The Heydar Aliyev refinery reconstruction project is currently one of the most important investments for SOCAR globally, and I am very happy that this project is in the capable hands of one of SOCAR's own entities-namely the SOCAR-KBR joint venture."

The overall refinery capacity will be increased to 7.5 million tpy, and the catalytic cracking unit capacity will be increased from 2.5 million tpy. Completion is expected by late 2018.

"KBR is proud to support our long term partner SOCAR on this project. It is very significant that SOCAR-KBR LLC, as an Azerbaijani Company, takes on the PMC role for this key project for Azerbaijan," added Jan Egil Braendeland, President, KBR EEA and SOCAR-KBR LLC Board Member.

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