KBR wins FEED contract for Petrokemya Plant in Jubail

Posted on 7th November 2014

KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company, has won a front-end engineering design (Feed) contract from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for the debottlenecking and expansion of its Petrokemya butadiene extraction plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.


Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya), a wholly-owned affiliate of Sabic, is one of the largest manufacturing sites in Jubail. The site has an installed capacity of approximately 5.15 million tonnes per year of petrochemicals including olefins, PVC/VCM, polystyrene and polyethylene plants in addition to utilities and steam generation, according to news reports on ConstructionWeek Online.com. The butadiene extraction plant was built in 1993 with a capacity of 123,000 tonnes per year. Petrokemya plans to significantly expand the capacity of the plant.

“KBR is delighted to further strengthen our more than 20-year relationship with Sabic and our commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through this strategic project,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR’s president and chief executive officer. “This contract award for the Petrokemya Butadiene Debottleneck Project demonstrates KBR’s world-class petrochemical execution and delivery capabilities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” The contract value was not disclosed.

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