KBR wins FEED work to raise US refinery's capacity to handle heavy crudes

KBR has secured an award to execute front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for a crude oil refinery revamp project for one of the oldest operating refineries in the US, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

The name and specific location of the client were not disclosed.

During the feasibility phase, KBR’s expertise will focus on determining the optimum economic configuration to increase overall heavy crude processing capability and flexibility.

The refinery currently processes light sweet crudes and aims to take advantage of fluctuations in the crude oil pricing market by gaining the flexibility to process heavier sour crude oils.

“KBR draws upon its deep domain expertise in refinery solutions and revamp projects to help satisfy our customer’s economic and operating flexibility needs,” said David Zelinski, president of KBR's downstream business.

“We look forward to the successful execution of this project and continuing our long-term relationship with this valued client.”

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