KBR Wins Chemours Refrigerants Project
Engineering and construction company KBR has been awarded a contract by DuPont spin-off Chemours for a refrigerants project in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. KBR will provide complete construction services including management and direct hire of labor. The value of the contract was not revealed. Chemours is spending $230 million on the facility, which will produce its hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) 1234yf, known as Opteon YF, a new refrigerant claimed to have extremely low global warming potential. Construction is expected to be completed over a period of 18 months, with start-up expected in the third quarter of 2018.
Early conceptual engineering has already completed; project estimates and detailed design and procurement services are currently being provided by KBR under a long-standing Master Services Agreement. Stuart Bradie, KBR’s president and CEO, said the award showcases the contractor’s integrated engineering, procurement and construction offering, from front-end loading, continuing with detailed design and now including full construction services for the entire project. He added that the company would continue to grow and maintain a substantial presence in the US Gulf Coast region.