HOUSTON Aug 24 KBR Inc (KBR.N), a U.S.
engineering and construction firm, said on Tuesday it won
contracts from the Iraqi government for work on two refining
KBR will provide licensing and basic engineering services
for the construction of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and
Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) units at the planned Maissan
Refinery in Maissan, Iraq.
A deasphalter removes residual oil that cannot be refined
into motor fuels. An FCC makes gasoline.
Work on the projects is expected to begin immediately, the
Houston-based company said.
KBR will license its FCC technology for an expected 47,500
barrels per day FCC unit as well as technology for a 45,000
barrels per day SDA unit.
The FCC unit will be delivered under a joint marketing deal
between KBR and Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) Research and
Engineering Company, KBR said.
(Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston, editing by Matthew