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KBR Awarded Contract for a New BPA Project in China

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HOUSTON – December 16, 2019 – KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Hainan Huasheng New Material Technology Co., Ltd. (Hainan Huasheng) to license Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation’s (MCC) proprietary Bisphenol A (BPA) technology for a new plant in Dongfang City, Hainan Province, China. 

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a Licensing and Basic Engineering Design (LBED) package to Hainan Huasheng for building a grassroots 240,000 tons per annum BPA plant. KBR will also provide commissioning, startup support, and training services for the project.                                                                                               

The BPA technology, licensed by KBR and owned by MCC, provides superior product quality with a minimum long-term cost of production. To date there are more than 600,000 tons per year of BPA produced using this technology.

"We are honored to be chosen to support this significant project," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions. “Hainan Huasheng’s BPA award to KBR extends KBR’s excellence and growing capability in the entire phenolics value chain."

"The quality of BPA product is essential to our downstream non-phosgene based polycarbonate unit. By using this advanced BPA process, which combines MCC’s operational knowledge and KBR's phenolic chain experience, we are confident this project will be a great success,” said Yao Guangqian, GM of Hainan Huasheng New Material. 

KBR globally licenses and designs plants with proprietary technologies, including phenol/acetone, BPA and polycarbonate processes. KBR’s integrated phenolic offering provides advantages in raw material, utility, OPEX and maintenance costs.


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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