KBR awarded construction deal on ExxonMobil lube base stock plant in Texas

KBR said Thursday it was awarded a construction contract for ExxonMobil’s new synthetics lubricant base stock facility to be built at ExxonMobil’s refinery and chemical plant complex in Baytown, Texas.

When completed in 2013, the facility will produce ExxonMobil Chemical’s high-viscosity SpectraSyn Elite metallocene PAO base stock.

KBR’s scope of work for the Baytown plant includes site work, civil, structural, pipe, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical installation, test and checkout services.

The award by Technip USA, the prime contractor responsible for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of this new facility, follows the construction of ExxonMobil’s flare gas recovery project in Beaumont, for which KBR and Technip successfully collaborated to execute a complete EPC package.

“This contract award exemplifies KBR’s ability to offer competitive, cost-effective construction services to our customers,” said David Zimmerman, group president of KBR Services.

“We look forward to leveraging the past success experienced through our collaboration with Technip to deliver a world-class lubricant base stock facility to ExxonMobil Chemical safely, on schedule, and within budget," he added. 

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