With approximately 27,000 employees in over 70 countries on five continents, KBR is one of the world's premiere engineering, procurement and construction companies. With a proud and distinguished history of more than a century, we have evolved into a prominent part of the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors.
Since becoming an independent company in 2007, KBR has expanded on its position in the growing end-markets it serves. We offer a wide range of services through ten business units: Downstream; Gas Monetization; Infrastructure & Minerals; International Government, Defence and Support Services; North American Government and Logistics; Oil & Gas; Power & Industrial; Services; Technology; and Ventures. Our foundation for the future is based on our continued success within these growing industries.
Even as we continue to grow globally, KBR has developed and executed many ground-breaking solutions for complex projects worldwide. We are the largest defense services provider, supporting U.S. and international government agencies. We are a leader in the oil and gas industry, having designed and constructed more than half the world's liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity over the past 35 years and built the first offshore platform beyond the sight of land. We've also produced the world's largest Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.
With the emerging global demand for energy, KBR's use of the latest technology and ability to deliver value has made us one of the fastest-growing members of the downstream hydrocarbon market. We have set our sights on contributing to a sustainable future which aligns with our goal of environmental stewardship.
Driven by excellence in execution, KBR is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees, while giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We deliver any project, any time in any environment for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities we serve.