KBR to Execute Construction for Motiva Port Arthur Refinery Expansion Project

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KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that its subsidiary Roberts & Schaefer (R&S) has been selected to construct a petroleum coker (pet coke) material handling system for Motiva Enterprises LLC's (Motiva) Port Arthur Refinery Expansion Project in Port Arthur, Texas. The contract is part of a larger effort by Motiva to expand the Port Arthur Refinery. The expansion is expected to increase current capacity to 600,000 barrels per day in 2012, making it the largest refinery in the U.S. and one of the top 10 in the world.

R&S will install, start-up, and test the pet coke system, as well as provide on-site construction management and technical support for commissioning/testing. The $9.1 million contract award follows the execution by R&S of the engineering and procurement phase of the project.

"We are proud to continue our work on the Motiva Port Arthur refinery expansion, a project of vital importance to both Motiva and the Southeast Texas region," said Ted Wziontek, Vice President, KBR Minerals. "I am confident that R&S' comprehensive knowledge of the project, combined with our unique experience and capabilities will provide the best value on this short cycle release project for Motiva."

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.

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