KBR wins pipe fabrication work from Shell Canada for oil sands CO2 capture

Shell has selected KBR to perform off-site modularization and pipe fabrication at their Edmonton module facility, the companies confirmed on Friday.

This project will use Shell's Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce CO2 emissions at Shell’s upgrader, which upgrades oil originating from Shell’s Athabasca oil sands operations.

This technology will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing more than 1 million tpy of CO2 produced during the upgrading process, according to the companies.

KBR says it will support Shell’s effort to maximize off-site modularization by providing pipe spool fabrication and module assembly for pipe, process, equipment and building modules.

The scope of work also includes the fabrication of several unique and innovative vertical modules and support for off-site testing and commissioning services.

“KBR is excited to participate in this critical and important environmental project for the Alberta Oil Sands,” said Ivor Harrington, president of KBR's services group.

“The Quest CCS project leadership team has expressed a deep commitment to engage and collaborate across all levels of both KBR and Shell in order to achieve world class safety, quality, cost and environmental performance. This project brings together world leaders in their respective fields, with a commitment to set new benchmarks for project performance in Canada.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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