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August 21, 2014
08:10 EDTKBRKBR awarded EPC contract for new HDPE facility in La Porte, Texas
KBR announced it has been awarded a contract from Gemini HDPE, a manufacturing joint venture between INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction, or EPC, services for a new high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, facility to be located at INEOS's Battleground Manufacturing Complex in La Porte, Texas. The new facility is designed to produce 470 kilotons per annum of bimodal HDPE using Innovene S process technology licensed from INEOS Technologies. The new, single-train facility will include new polymerization, pelletization, and railcar load-out facilities, plus upgrades to existing utilities and infrastructure.
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July 6, 2015
08:12 EDTKBRKBR announces two new strategic business agreements with BCP
KBR announced that it has agreed to enter into two new partnerships with Bernhard Capital Partners, or BCP. The first agreement will establish a new, equally owned and managed company, Brown & Root Industrial Services. KBR's Industrial Services Americas, part of the Engineering & Construction Business Group, will become part of the company and will continue to offer maintenance services, turnarounds and small capital expenditure projects. The company will also comprise of WINK Engineering, a BCP portfolio company specializing in maintenance engineering design services to the refining, chemical/petrochemical, and bulk storage terminal industries. Brown & Root Industrial Services will be headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition to this partnership, EPIC Piping, a BCP portfolio company, plans to acquire KBR's Canadian pipe fabrication facility. KBR will become a minority limited partner in EPIC Piping and will enter into an alliance agreement that will give KBR access to EPIC's world class pipe fabrication facilities in Louisiana & Texas. KBR expects to receive approximately $32M in net cash proceeds from the two transactions which are expected to close prior to year end.

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