KBR, Inc. has announced that it has received a three year extension to its existing General Maintenance Services (GMS) contract for the 440 000 bpd refinery at SATORP’s (a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total) refining and petrochemicals project in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
Under the terms of the GMS contract, KBR, through its local joint venture subsidiary, will continue to provide preventive, predictive, corrective and shutdown maintenance services most notably for the crude distillation units, distillate hydrocracker, sulphur recovery unit, aromatics, catalytic cracking unit, tank farms and port loading facilities among others.
“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,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Energy Solutions – 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’s strategic partnership with SATORP has the potential to stimulate industry-wide changes to current maintenance outsourcing philosophies, as KBR intends to drive its proven digital transformation initiatives to maximise asset utilisation, minimise OPEX and augment asset ROI for customers.
KBR has capitalised on driving digital transformation including robotics, modelling and simulation, data analytics, and enterprise software development from its government services business into the energy space.
“KBR’s culture of excellence is evident in its people’s expertise and professionalism,” said Suleiman Mansour Ababtain, SATORP CEO. “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.”
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