KBR, Houston, announced it has completed the acquisition of 44.96% of M.W. Kellogg Ltd. (MWKL), its London, U.K.-based global liquefied-natural-gas and hydrocarbons construction business, from its former joint-venture partner, JGC Corp., Yokohama, Japan. MWKL had been a wholly owned subsidiary of M.W. Kellogg Co., KBR’s predecessor, until 1992, when Kellogg and JGC formed a joint-venture partnership. KBR will pay JGC $165 million to re-acquire MWKL, making it once again a wholly owned subsidiary, according to the Jan. 4 announcement. The consolidation of MWKL “fits KBR’s long-term strategy to enhance the range, flexibility and efficiency of KBR’s LNG and hydrocarbons offerings,”
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.