MOSCOW (MRC) -- KBR has been awarded a five-year master services agreement (MSA) with DuPont Engineering to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for most DuPont facilities in the US and Mexico, reported Hydrocarbonprocessig with reference to the company officials' statement.
This contract extends the long-standing EPCM services support of DuPont facilities in the US Northeast region to now include the entire US region and Mexico.
In combination with the recently awarded industrial services contract, KBR will now provide comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction management, and continuous construction and maintenance services for most DuPont manufacturing sites in the US.
As part of this expanded relationship, KBR will also open a new office in Charleston, West Virginia.
"We have a long and proud history of top quartile project execution with DuPont, and this agreement is an outstanding milestone in further strengthening KBR's 20-plus year partnership with an industry leader in the safe and efficient development and execution of capital projects," said Roy Oelking, president of KBR's hydrocarbons business.
As MRC wrote previously, in October 2013, BP and DuPont announced a joint venture to retrofit an ethanol plant in Minnesota to make biobutanol, a successor renewable fuel. The production of biobutanol, which is made from corn, is important because the company says it has lower greenhouse-gas emissions than corn-based ethanol and doesn’t present the same kind of refining issues.
DuPont, an American chemical company, is the world's third largest chemical company based on market capitalization and ninth based on revenue in 2012. DuPont businesses are organized into the following five categories, known as marketing "platforms": Electronic and Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, Coatings and Color Technologies, Safety and Protection, and Agriculture and Nutrition.