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KPE to Present at AFPM Annual Meeting

KP Engineering (KPE) has been selected to deliver a technical presentation on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit technology at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting to be held March 13 – 15, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The oral presentation will be given by KPE’s Senior VP Process Engineering, Phillip Niccum, on the second day of the meeting, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. (UTC).

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KP Engineering to Provide Engineering Services for NGL Fractionation Revamp Project

KP Engineering will provide process engineering services to identify needed improvements to a NGL Fractionation Unit for a U.S. Gas Processor.  The engineering study work will identify pinch points and required modifications to achieve future capacity objectives.  The Phase 1 work is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

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KPE to Provide Feed Package for Distillate Hydrotreater Revamp Project

KP Engineering will provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a Naphtha Hydrotreater Revamp Project for a Mid-continent refiner.  The FEED package will identify needed improvements to the hydrotreating unit to facilitate a 50% increase in capacity.  The modifications are prompted by the Owner’s desire to increase the refinery crude charge rate, process a lighter crude slate, and provide hydrotreating capability for other light distillate streams.  The engineering work is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.

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KPE to Provide Detailed Design and Procurement Services for Refinery Debottlenecking Project

KP Engineering will provide detailed design and procurement services for a Debottlenecking Project for a Southwest Refiner.  The detailed engineering and procurement work follows front-end development work on the project.  Modifications will be made to several refinery processing units to enable the handling of increased naphtha yields resulting from a lighter crude slate.  The detailed design and procurement work is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016.

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KPE Adds Nationally Recognized Phillip Niccum as SVP of Process Engineering

KP Engineering (KPE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Phillip Niccum as the Senior Vice President of Process Engineering. Based out of the Houston office, Mr. Niccum will be responsible for leading KPE’s existing process engineering team in refining and petrochemical technologies and expanding the Company’s Front End Engineering Design capabilities.

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KP Engineering Hires Don Chaney as SVP of Business Development, Houston

KP Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Chaney as a Senior Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Chaney will be responsible for supporting the Company’s current growth strategy and targeted business development efforts in the Gulf Coast area. With more than 40 years of sales and marketing experience developing EPC projects in the refining, chemical, petrochemical, gas processing and renewable markets, Mr. Chaney has a proven track record of developing work while contributing to the overall success of the organization.

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KP Engineering Hires Second SVP of Business Development in Houston

KP Engineering (KPE) is pleased to announce it has appointed Gary Hymel as Senior Vice President of Business Development to accommodate its growth platform in the Houston area. Mr. Hymel will join KPE’s existing Business Development team and will spearhead sales efforts for KPE’s new Pipeline and Infrastructure Division, as well as for strategic clients in the refining and midstream sectors.  Having begun his career as a Business Development Manager in the Engineering and Steel Services industry, Mr. Hymel brings more than 20 years of business development experience across multiple sectors of the oil & gas and manufacturing industries, including upstream, downstream, offshore, and engineering and inspection services.

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Doug Ryan Named Chief Financial Officer of KP Engineering

KP Engineering, LP (KPE) is pleased to announce its expansion into the Houston, Texas market to accommodate its significant growth and future development in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industry.  The new office, located at 11757 Katy Freeway, will primarily focus on business development and new ventures, while KPE’s Tyler, TX office will remain the corporate headquarters.

KP Engineering, LP provides value-based EPC solutions to clients in the refining, midstream, oil & gas, petrochemical, hydrogen/syngas, and pipeline and infrastructure industries.  KPE combines technical expertise and deep experience with an integrated engineering and project management approach to deliver cost-effective projects to markets such as domestic refiners, natural gas processors, chemical manufacturers, and terminal and pipeline owner-operators.  KPE provides a full range of EPC services and specializes in fixed-price contracting.

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Navajo Refining Company Awards Contract To KP Engineering

KP Engineering will perform detailed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a Gasoline Hydrotreater at the Navajo Refinery in Artesia, New Mexico. KPE will perform EPC of both the inside battery limits and outside battery limits portions of the project. The new hydrotreater will have a capacity of 17,000 barrels per stream day and will utilize the Prime-G+™ process, licensed from Axens North America, Inc. The unit is designed to reduce sulfur content of the refinery’s gasoline pool and is a key component of Navajo’s strategy for clean transportation fuels. Unit startup is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

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KP Engineering to Provide Detailed Engineering Services for Tier III Compliance Project

KP Engineering will provide detailed design and cost estimating services for a Gasoline Hydrotreater Project for a Southwest Refiner. The hydrodesulfurization unit will utilize licensed technology and will be an integral part of the refinery’s Tier III compliance plan for sulfur levels in gasoline. Engineering services for KPE’s scope of work are expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2015.

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