KBR said Tuesday 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
Under the terms
of the contract, KBR will provide the license, basic
engineering package (LBEP), and other services for TAIFs
VCC-based deep conversion complex.
The complex will process 2.7 million tpy of refinery vacuum residues, and 1.6
million tpy of distillates into petrochemical feedstocks and Euro 5 diesel, the
This award marks the third VCC license, and KBRs
largest VCC project award since the acquisition
of the rights to the technology in January 2010.
KBRs VCC technology is uniquely suited to
process Russian crude derived residues and is an ideal solution
for monetizing Russias large residue resource base
said John Derbyshire, president of KBR Technology.
The VCC technology was selected after
careful evaluation of the process and other available
processing options, said Albert Shigaboutdinov, general
director of TAIF Group.
The high-residue conversion and the finished product
quality from the unit will significantly improve the economics
of the TAIF- NK refinery, he added.