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KBR Awarded FEED Contract for Grassroots Refinery Project in South Africa

KBR KBR today announced that it has been selected by The Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (PetroSA) to provide feasibility and front-end engineering and design (FEED) study services for its proposed 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) grassroots refinery - Project Mthombo (also known as Coega refinery).

KBR will work with PetroSA to provide a sustainable and commercially viable solution to the liquid fuels supply challenges faced in South Africa. The selection follows KBR's completion of a prefeasibility study under Project Mthombo earlier this year. Work on the project is expected to begin in December 2008 and will primarily be conducted out of KBR offices in Houston and Johannesburg.

Project Mthombo has been selected as one of the first major projects within PetroSA to be governed by the principles and ideals of the Competitive Supplier Development Program (CSDP). During the feasibility phase we will work closely with PetroSA to develop a CSDP plan to maximize Project Mthombo's impact toward increasing local economic growth, employment creation, and skills development in line with the Industry Liquid Fuels Charter.

Posted 08/12/08

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