KBR’s AiGS℠ Power Generation Solution for KBR ROSE® Liquid Pitch Enabled by MHPS
HOUSTON – February 13, 2020 – KBR (NYSE: KBR) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) have agreed to work together to enable use of the pitch generated from KBR’s market-leading solvent de-asphalting (SDA) technology, ROSE®, for steam and power generation. Pitch is the residue stream left over from the ROSE SDA process once the high-value material has been extracted. The solution will be offered by KBR as AiGSSM (Asphaltene integrated Generation System).
KBR’s proprietary ROSE technology is the leading “bottom-of-the-barrel” solution to recover valuable products from crude oil. By working with MHPS, KBR will further extend the value delivered from ROSE technology by converting the SDA pitch into clean power. MHPS’ technology has three reference units in operation.
“We are excited to offer this combined solution to our clients to include electricity generation through SDA pitch-fired boilers,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions. “Our combined solution with MHPS will enhance the economic efficiency of plants and provide a new, environmentally friendly option for power generation.”
With a global market share of more than 90%, KBR’s ROSE technology is a highly reliable process that uses up to 60% less energy and consistently delivers tremendous return on investment. ROSE is a key technology option to address the IMO2020 bunker fuel transition and has been continuously improved to meet current industry demands.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd., integrating their operations in thermal power generation systems and environmental technology to handle the entire production process from development, design, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to after-sales service for thermal power plants. MHPS today ranks amongst the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to the power generation market.
About KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:
- Government Solutions, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
- Technology Solutions, featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics
- Energy Solutions, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.
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