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KBR's JV Wins Deal from BP Exploration to Boost Power Supply

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KBR, Inc. (KBR - Free Report) recently announced that its joint venture firm — SOCAR-KBR — won a front-end engineering design (FEED), turnaround engineering and procurement support services contract from BP Exploration. Shares of KBR inched up 0.41% on June 20.

Per the deal, SOCAR-KBR will provide FEED services to decommission the existing five main power generators on the Shah Deniz Alpha (SDA) platform in Azerbaijan. Further, the KBR-designed Shah Deniz Bravo platform will create a power supply through subsea cables and a backup power generator.

Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR’s Sustainable Technology Solutions, stated, "KBR has been working in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region since 1993, which gives us unrivaled expertise with on- and off-shore greenfield and brownfield assets. Our SOCAR-KBR joint venture allows us to combine KBR's proven tools, systems, procedures and project track record in the region with SOCAR's operations knowledge and experience in the energy sector."

The said project, which would be delivered from SOCAR-KBR's Baku office, will significantly reduce SDA's overall carbon footprint and increase operational efficiency. The project will providing a robust, long-term, high-availability power supply.

KBR’s Robust Technology Support to Aid Business

For more than 50 years, KBR has been leading the process technology development, commercialization and the plant design solutions industry. KBR’s best-in-class technologies have been designing and building end-to-end, sophisticated digitization solutions and services for clients worldwide.

These digitized technologies and solutions help companies increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and create opportunities to generate higher revenues and profitability. Overall, it has been driving growth by focusing on lowering carbon emissions, product diversification, energy efficiency, and more sustainable technologies and solutions.

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KBR’s shares have declined 5.5% this year compared with the Zacks Engineering - R and D Services industry’s 11.9% fall. KBR’s solid prospects are backed by continuous contract wins, strong project execution, backlog level and potential government and technology businesses.

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