KBR, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Partner to Provide AiGSSM for KBR ROSE Liquid Pitch; Doug Kelly Quoted

KBR has announced its partnership with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) to provide ROSE, KBR’s pitch generated from market-leading solvent de-asphalting (SDA) technology for steam and power generation, the company reported on Thursday

Doug Kelly, president of KBR Technology Solutions said, "Our combined solution with MHPS will enhance the economic efficiency of plants and provide a new, environmentally friendly option for power generation."

The companies will use pitch, the residue stream left over from the ROSE SDA process once the high-value material has been extracted, to provide KBR as Asphaltene integrated Generation System (AiGSSM).

KBR ROSE technology will work to reuse valuable products from crude oil. ROSE has the capability to address the IMO2020 bunker fuel transition and has been continuously reengineered to meet current industry demands. 

The company's advanced technology is a highly reliable process that uses up to 60 percent less energy and consistently delivers high returns on investment. The technology also holds a global market share of more than 90 percent. 

MHPS will enable KBR to deliver products from ROSE technology by converting the SDA pitch into clean power. MHPS will also help KBR  integrate thermal power generation systems and environmental technology.

In addition, MHPS will supervise the production process from development, design, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to after-sales service for thermal power plants.  MHPS' technology has three reference units in operation.

"We are excited to offer this combined solution to our clients to include electricity generation through SDA pitch-fired boilers," Kelly added. 

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses.

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