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JPRC selects KBR technology

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KBR Inc. has entered into an engineering agreement for the residue hydroprocessing unit at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co. (JPRC) expansion project.

KBR will provide the basic design package for the unit using its proprietary Veba Combi Cracking (VCC) slurry phase hydrocracking technology. This technology is capable of processing a wide range of feedstocks and enables production of fuels that meet environmental specifications without further upgrading.

The technology will be core to the refinery's plans to increase production to 120 000 bpd.

Abdel Karim Alawin, JPRC Chief Executive Officer, said: "JPRC selected VCC technology among several alternative processes for the conversion of the bottom of the barrel in its forthcoming expansion project […] JPRC was looking for a feasible process that yields clean products with minimum negative environmental impact […] Thorough and careful evaluation led to the selection of VCC technology which we think will be the technology of choice for future residue conversion projects […] We certainly look forward to working with KBR to get this project on stream."

KBR confirmed that revenue associated with this project will be booked into backlog of unfilled orders for the company’s Technology and Consulting Business Segment in the 4Q17.

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