KBR, a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, said it had received an award from Hydrocarbon Processing for its work on the Sadara Chemical Project in Saudi Arabia.
The award was presented during the sixth annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference held recently in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Sadara Chemical joint venture won the top petrochemical project by Hydrocarbon Processing readers through an online survey last year and was selected for its impact on the global petrochemical industry.
KBR has been actively involved with this project since its inception in 2007 and has executed the project feasibility and pre-front end engineering design (Feed) for the entire complex, as well as the Feed scopes of several major assets.
The US-based company is currently the project management contractor (PMC) and has about 700 specialised personnel at the Jubail site, where the company has achieved an impressive OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIFR) of 0.03 and zero incidents since 2009.
KBR is also a licensor of its aniline technology for the project.
"KBR is honored to receive this award and commends Sadara for being recognised for its outstanding work in developing the project," stated Jay Ibrahim, the company's president of engineering and construction (Middle East North Africa).
"KBR will continue its long-standing partnership with Sadara throughout the upcoming commissioning and operations phases of the project as Sadara's 'Engineering Contractor of Choice'," he added.
The Sadara Chemical Project is currently in the construction phase for what will be the world's largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase.
With 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants that will produce more than three million tonnes of products every year, it is anticipated that Sadara will become a Fortune 500 company within the first year of full operation.