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KBR GS APAC Acquires 15 Defense Contracts from SMA; Stuart Bradie Quoted

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KBR has announced today that its Government Solutions Asia-Pacific (GS APAC) business has recently acquired over 15 new defense contracts from Australian company SMA, KBR announced on Thursday.

“KBR’s global Government Solutions business has enjoyed strong revenue performance, especially so in Australia where we have consistently delivered growth with healthy margins,” KBR President and CEO Stuart Bradie said.

The SMA contract acquisition will include a range of defense projects across Australia and will add depth and strength to KBR’s technical training services with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). With the acquisition, KBR will be positioned as the leading provider of technical training to the RAN and prepared to support the RAN’s commitment to upgrade its fleet across submarines, offshore patrol vessels and new frigates.

The majority of awards were from the Australian Department of Defence supporting the government’s investment in new military capabilities for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). These include major programs such as the integrated soldier system support program for the Australian Army, sustainment engineering for the largest ships in the RAN, Mission IT solutions and support across the ADF and workforce training for the Garrison Estate Management System project.

KBR will work as a Major Service Provider to the Department of Defence also accounts for a significant portion of the awards for multiple Defence System Program Offices spanning land, sea, air and joint domains.

“The addition of SMA adds to our continued success in the region and winning new work and contract extensions further demonstrates our operational strength and mission focus even as we maneuver through these unprecedented and challenging times.”

In addition to the company’s acquired contracts, KBR has also expanded its business through valuable company acquisitions. The company announced that KBR has acquired Isomerization Technologies from RRT Global to expand octane and clean fuel technology solutions for its customers in Aug. 2019.

As a result of the acquisition, KBR has acquired the patented technology with intellectual property rights to offer MAX-ISOM globally and to offer isomerization technologies for C4 and C7 streams.

Isomerization of C4 streams produces a more desirable feedstock for alkylation units such as KBR’s Solid Acid Alkylation Technology (K-SAAT). C7 isomerization can be applied to upgrade low octane C7 streams to produce isomerate that can be blended directly in the gasoline pool.

KBR, in alliance with RRT Global, has been offering MAX-ISOM™ catalytic distillation technology for the isomerization of C5 and C6 n-paraffins to boost gasoline pool octane since 2015. Isomerization of C5 and C6 streams is practiced to improve the octane rating of light straight-run naphtha.

“With the acquisition of these technologies, KBR now offers expanded Octane solutions including isomerization of C4, C5, C6 and C7 streams in refineries,” said John Derbyshire, president, KBR Technology Solutions. “MAX-ISOM is the technology of choice for the low-cost production of high octane isomerate, in a highly flexible and compact design with minimum energy requirements.”

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 37,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses: Government, Energy and Technology Solutions.