KBR awarded FCC technology contract by Raízen Argentina

KBR announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Raízen Argentina for modernizing the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit at its Buenos Aires Refinery.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a basic engineering package for the FCC New Configuration Project.  KBR will offer its industry-leading reaction and catalyst regeneration technologies that will enable Raízen to achieve higher unit profitability, enhanced on-stream availability and a lower carbon footprint.

"We are proud to be a part of Raízen's FCC project to modernize the unit," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology.  "This project demonstrates KBR's commitment to deliver differentiated technologies that help our clients to meet their performance objectives."

"We trust KBR will deliver a state-of-the-art and more environmentally friendly modernization of our FCC unit" said Julio Ramos, Projects Director, Raízen Argentina.

As a pioneer in FCC technologies, KBR developed the world's first commercial FCC unit in 1942, licensed the world's first Resid FCC process in 1961 and has executed over 200 FCC grassroots and revamp projects globally since 1985.  In addition to helping refiners achieve optimum product yields and environmental benefits, KBR's FCC-based processes and proprietary catalysts provide innovative solutions to integrate refineries and petrochemical plants to maximize operational flexibility and margins.


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