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Hydroprocessing Technology Agreement with KBR

Shell Global Solutions International B.V. and KBR, Inc. today announced the formation of a new alliance in which KBR will market, sell and provide technology and design packages with Shell Global Solutions on hydroprocessing solutions worldwide.

Refiners use hydroprocessing technologies to help meet the most stringent product specifications and emissions legislation, maximising the value from bottom of the barrel processing, whilst enjoying the higher unit availability of owner/operator developed technology. With Shell and KBR as leading licensors in the refining industry, this alliance combines the companies’ core technology and processing strengths to provide customers with quality and competitive hydroprocessing solutions.

The agreement is effective immediately and allows KBR the opportunity to bring Shell’s robust technology solutions to clients across the globe.

“Shell Global Solutions is committed to its global alliances and to providing customers with cost effective solutions designed according to their needs. Through our alliance with KBR, we are demonstrating our long term commitment to providing high quality, innovative technology to the refining industry,” said Dave Clark, General Manager, Process Licensing, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

“This agreement is consistent with KBR Technology’s growth strategy for our bottom of the barrel refining technologies. The strength of this alliance lies in the synergies between KBR’s technology and engineering expertise and Shell’s catalyst and operations experience. We look forward to pursuing commercial opportunities for Shell’s hydroprocessing technologies immediately,” said John Derbyshire, President, KBR Technology.

Media Relations, Shell International Ltd – telephone: +44 207 934 2713
Media Relations, KBR, Inc Gabriela Segura  +713-753-8694, gabriela.segura@kbr.com

Notes to editors

KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets. KBR Technology specializes in developing and licensing energy-efficient and cost-effective process technologies that enhance the technical and economic positions of global oil and gas and petrochemical companies. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.

Shell Global Solutions

Shell Global Solutions is a network of independent technology companies in the Shell Group which provide technical consultancy and licensed technologies for both the Shell Group and third party customers within the energy industry.

In response to the significant challenges facing the industry today, Shell Global Solutions strives to deliver innovative technical solutions and effective technology to support its customers in their day-to-day operations and delivery of strategic plans.  This enables customers to improve the capacity and performance of existing units; integrate new process units into existing refineries and petrochemical complexes; incorporate advanced catalyst systems and reactor internals; through to the design of grassroots refineries. More information on Shell Global Solutions is available at www.shell.com/globalsolutions.
 
Shell Global Solutions is affiliated with Shell’s catalyst companies which innovate and sell catalysts through a network that includes Criterion Catalysts & Technologies, Zeolyst International, CRI Catalyst Company and CRI KataLeuna. More information on the CRI/Criterion Catalysts and Technologies group is available at http://www.cricatalyst.com and http://www.criterioncatalysts.com.

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