KBR to perform engineering, design for Azerbaijan oil-gas complex

07 March 2013 21:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--KBR has been awarded the project management contract for the front-end engineering and design of a natural gas processing plant within Azerbaijan’s new Oil-Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC), KBR announced on Thursday.

The $15bn (€12bn) plant, to be located in Baku and operated by the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), will consist of a gas processing plant with throughput capacity of 10bn-12bn cubic metres/year, as a well as a refinery plant with the capacity of 10m tonnes/year, KBR said in a press release.

The petrochemical plant being developed is to make products for export, with a planned polymer production capacity of 2m tons, according to SOCAR's website.

KBR’s engineering work is to take place in October, with the OGPC scheduled to begin operating in late 2020, KBR said.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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