NEREFCO Contracts with KBC

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KBC Process Technology Ltd. (KBC) announces the recent contract award by Netherlands Refining Company b.v. (Nerefco).

London, UK, and Houston, Texas, USA –– KBC Process Technology Ltd. (KBC) announces the recent contract award by Netherlands Refining Company b.v. (Nerefco).

The contract encompasses a technical service support program for 2006. During this program, KBC will proactively support technical, operations, reliability, and maintenance aspects of the refinery’s business. As part of this program, Nerefco will have access to KBC’s proprietary simulation software, including Petro-SIM® and the PROFIMATICS® suite of process unit models.

Willem-Arie Kuijl, Nerefco Refinery Manager commented “Nerefco has taken advantage of KBC’s independent consulting assistance in recent years and looks forward to deriving further value from the broadening of this relationship.”

Peter Close, KBC’s Chief Executive, remarked, “We are delighted that Nerefco has awarded this important contract to KBC. We will be working closely with the refinery teams to assist Nerefco in achieving improvements in all aspects of their operating performance.”

About Nerefco :

Nerefco is a joint venture refinery between BP (69%) and Texaco (31%). Established in 1989, the Nerefco oil refinery is located in the Rotterdam port area (Europoort), in the Netherlands and has the largest crude oil refining capacity in Europe.

About KBC:

KBC Advanced Technologies plc, a leading independent oil & energy industry process engineering consultancy, delivers improved operating performance to owners and operators in the oil refining, petrochemical and other process industries worldwide. KBC provides process consulting, strategic planning advice, petroleum and petrochemical price forecasting, economic studies, and capital project services to help clients find the most cost- effective way to achieve their short- and long-term objectives. KBC analyzes plant operations and management systems, recommends changes for material and measurable improvements in profitability, and provides implementation services and solutions to assist clients in realizing these improvements. In carrying out this work, KBC makes extensive use of Petro-SIM, its proprietary refinery-wide simulation and process modeling technology. Formed in 1979, KBC has principal offices in the UK, USA, Singapore, Japan, Russia, and the Netherlands. For more information, visit

Contacts for KBC Advanced Technologies plc

Business Relations    

John Young

Tel: +44 1932 242424

jyoung @

Corporate Communications

Tamra Daniels

Tel: +1 281 293 8200

tdaniels @

Petro-SIM and Profimatics are registered trademarks of KBC Process Technology Ltd.


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