KBR has received a three year extension to its existing General Maintenance Services (GMS) contract for the refining and petrochemicals project in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Image: KBR has extended the GMS contract through its local joint venture subsidiary. Photo courtesy of James Knight/Freeimages.com.

The project is part of the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total and called SATORP by name, and the refinery is capable of refining 440,000 bpd.

KBR said that it has extended the GMS contract through its local joint venture subsidiary and under the contract, it will provide preventive, predictive, corrective and shutdown maintenance services at the refinery.

The services are intended to be delivered at the crude distillation units, distillate hydrocracker, sulphur recovery unit, aromatics, catalytic cracking unit, tank farms and port loading facilities.

KBR energy solutions president Jay Ibrahim said: “This contract extension confirms SATORP’s continued confidence in KBR as a full-service partner throughout the lifecycle of their asset, and KBR’s position as the preeminent market leader in Industrial Services. We are also proud that our strong commitment to ZERO HARM has achieved over 2.3 million safe man-hours on this project.”

KBR claimed that it has capitalized on driving digital transformation including robotics, modeling & simulation, data analytics, and enterprise software development from its government services business into the energy space.

SATORP CEO Suleiman Mansour Ababtain said: “KBR’s culture of excellence is evident in its people’s expertise and professionalism. We appreciate KBR as a business partner in diverse business segments, and look forward to expanding our partnership to leverage off its advanced capabilities for delivering operational excellence in our refinery.”

Recently, KBR has secured a reimbursable front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from a Tier 1 International Oil Company for improvements to a Permian oil gathering and storage terminal in west Texas.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will be responsible for reimbursable cost FEED and EPC services to support the installation and construction of terminal facilities, not including storage tanks, to handle Permian Basin crude oil and condensate for transport to the Gulf Coast.