SOCAR-KBR Llc head assigned Energy
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Alp Togay Kurum, a citizen of Turkey, has been appointed general director of Azerbaijani-American joint venture SOCAR-KBR Llc within the start of JV’s commitments on the management of the project of reconstruction of the Baku Oil Refinery n.a. Heydar Aliyev.
The Turkish media write that over the last 10 years Kurum has worked in US company KBR (subsidiary Halliburton), and prior to the current appointment he held the post of senior manager in the London office of the company, responsible for business development in Turkey and in the region of the Caspian Sea.
SOCAR and KBR established their JV for engineering services in March 2015, and in March 2016 the JV became the contractor for the refinery upgrade management project.
Since 1994 KBR has been involved in projects in Azerbaijan as an engineering company, including in projects Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli and Shah-Deniz.