KBR professional engineers take a look at new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and rules surrounding coal generation and what it means for the future of this power-generating industry. Article compliments of Power Magazine.
KBR’s Mark Read, President of KBR Minerals, was featured in Mining Magazine’s latest feature about optimized plant and process design. The author explores the benefits of bringing various capabilities in-house and its gaining popularity.
Colin Elliott, Global President, Infrastructure and Minerals in Brisbane, has been leading KBR's international Infrastructure and Minerals (I&M) business unit since its inception in 2009. He is responsible for 2000 employees worldwide.
This article is a technical feature that explores and discusses the disruption of sea turtle’s vision, nesting and survival rate due to artificial light sources that originate from project sites. Article provided compliments of Lighting Magazine, www.lighting.rala.com.au
KBR's Dr. Tom Connor has been developing and implementing natural disaster risk management projects in Vietnam for the last 10 years. Here, he shares some of what he learned from the award winning Quang Hgai Natural Disaster Mitigation Project. Article provided compliments of IPAA Magazine.
In this issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering, KBR discusses the SUPERFLEX process and provides estimates of the performance that can be expected from certain feeds. Article provided compliments of Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine, www.energyglobal.com/magazines/.
This article featured in PTQ Magazine addresses multiple issues associated with the recovery of stranded heavy oils. Today, heavy oils, extra-heavy oils and bitumen represent only a small portion of worldwide oil production. Article provided compliments of PTQ magazine, www.eptq.com.
Microalgae are grown in Australia to produce high-value dietary supplements. Now, they are being touted as a source of renewable energy to replace fossil fuels. www.ecosmagazine.com
The Building Group was responsible for pre-construction and construction services for the new hospital, medical office building and on-site electrical plant. The facilities are outfitted with features that ensure the structures' operability and stability, considering the challenges faced during construction and various environmental factors.
Annual worldwide growth in the demand for propylene is expected to exceed 5% over the next several years. Steam crackers currently produce approximately 60% of the world’s propylene as a by-product of ethylene production. This article highlights Naphtha cracking for light olefins production as an alternative to steam cracking, an FCC-type process which provides on-purpose production of propylene. Article provided compliments of PTQ magazine, www.eptq.com.
KBR's Global Infrastructure and Minerals (I&M) president, Colin Elliott, of Brisbane was recognized in the Engineers Australia magazine as one of Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers. Responsible for 2000 employees worldwide, Elliott's business unit spans Australia, the Middle East, Europe including Britain and the Americas.
KBR's Building Group was featured on the cover of the July issue of Southeast Construction magazine for being recognized as the "Contractor of the Year". The monthly magazine, which provides building and industrial construction news, highlighted The Building Group's 2009 projects that pushed them to the top.
Houston's 'Downtown' Magazine highlighted KBR's lasting presence in Houston. Focusing on KBR's headquarters, the magazine discusses the company's downtown expansion and renovation, history, community involvement, plans for the future and a brief company profile.
As standards change, the market for cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels could become a multibillion-dollar industry. KBR Downstream has made a number of forays into the biofuels arena including 16 biofuel projects in the U.S. and the construction of four first-generation facilities.
EPCs sense a slight uptick in activity due to interest in biomass and renewables projects, as well as revamp projects in sectors that are still thriving. While EPCs that specialize in building processing plants are optimistic that recent interest in renewable and bioprocessing projects may fill some of the void, most say they will continue to pursue work in markets where they are already established for a variety of reasons.
A raft of new ammonia business heralds the start of another busy year for the US engineering, procurement and construction company, KBR. In particular, KBR differentiates itself as a technology-driven engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company proud of its reputation as a low-cost, high efficiency service provider. By designing and constructing energy and petrochemical projects that offer the latest and best process and design technologies, KBR has established a solid position as a partner to many oil, gas and downstream processing operators in meeting the ever-increasing demand for optimal use of energy. Article provided compliments of BCInsight, www.bcinsight.com.
Concern over carbon dioxide emissions and its effect on the environment is peaking worldwide. Ammonia and synthesis gas-based chemical plants are significant generators of carbon dioxide, although not at the same levels as carbon dioxide emitted from power plants. Rick Strait and Manoj Nagvekar of KBR Technology look at the options for large-scale syngas producers for carbon capture and storage.
As anyone who follows recent economic trends knows, this has been among the toughest markets on record for businesses, one in which both clients in the industrial services sector and the service provider industry have faced unprecedented challenges. Yet on the strength of a very clear commitment from the highest levels of KBR's executive management, the company has seen tremendous growth in its industrial services business despite the economic downturn.
KBR's green initiatives and sustainable development efforts were featured in the November issue of Civil Engineering Magazine. KBR's core values of health, safety and environment were highlighted along with our partnerships with local environmental nonprofits.
KBR was ranked in Newsweek's first ever "Green Rankings". The top 500 publically-traded corporations were ranked based on industry-neutral metrics that incorporated the company's environmental policies and reputation. KBR's overall ranking was 28th in the Industry Sector and 262nd in the Top 500 ranking. Scores from the Environmental Impact survey, Green Policies and Performance survey and Reputation Survey were included in the overall ranking.
Process engineers have long endorsed the concept of integrating refineries and petrochemical plants within a single complex. For many years, international oil companies resisted this approach and continued to follow the traditional business model of maintaining refineries and petrochemical plants at separate locations. Now, as downstream facilities proliferate throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, integrated complexes are increasingly becoming the norm in these growing markets. As a major oil and gas engineering, construction, and services company, KBR is helping to make that happen.
Military Logistics Forum recently had the opportunity to talk with senior representatives from KBR Government and Infrastructure, Dyncorp International and Fluor Government Group, the three primes of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV (LOGCAP).
Putting problem projects, corruption settlements and a bumpy association with Halliburton behind, KBR Inc. is trying to carve a new role as a global engineering and construction player, with a focus on energy and industrial megaprojects, said William P. Utt, chairman, president and CEO, in a wide-ranging interview with ENR editors. But he noted that the Houston-based firm is still committed to military and government support work even as it faces continuing questions related to work in Iraq.
When it comes to production of corn-based ethanol, Houston will never be Iowa. But the nation's energy capital could have a role to play in moving the alternative fuel beyond corn and into a next wave of innovation.
Manoj Nagvekar, Technology Manager, CO2 Management and Michael Keaton, Chief Technical Advisor address the future scope of carbon capture projects and the state of IT assets in hydrocarbon processing facilities.
KBR's new approach to FLNG was featured in the July 2009 edition of Hydrocarbon Processing. The article entitled, "Consider a New Approach for FLNG - Combined technical expertise for onshore and offshore LNG facilities reduces risks and capital costs for new installations" was authored by KBR's Christopher Caswell, Charles Durr, Ernest Rost and Mark Kilcran. This paper was also featured at Gastech 2009.
With a major foreign bribery case recently settled, other legal issues wrapping up and its financial performance improving, KBR is finally moving forward, less burdened than ever before by the weight of its past.