Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide the license, basic engineering package, and other services for TAIF’s VCC to be implemented at the Nizhnikamsk refinery.

The complex will process 2.7 million tons per annum of refinery vacuum residues, and 1.6 million tons per annum of distillates into high value petrochemical feedstocks and Euro 5 diesel.

TAIF general director Albert Shigaboutdinov said the VCC technology was selected after careful evaluation of the process and other available processing options.

TAIF is a privately held, production and investment company.

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets.