|Halliburton/Kellogg Brown & Root is part of the Consortium, ADrail, awarded the contract to design and construct the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Line. |
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industries. Halliburton has expanded through internal growth and acquisition since it was established in 1919. Major purchases include Brown & Root, an engineering and construction company, in 1962 and Dresser Industries, a major provider of integrated services and project management for the oil industry, in 1998. Dresser had acquired M.W. Kellogg, a leader in petroleum refining and petrochemical processing, technology, engineering and construction, in 1988.In March 2002, Halliburton separated its business groups into two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: Halliburton's Energy Services Group, and KBR, the engineering and construction group. This realignment created two independently run companies. KBR, the engineering and construction group, serves the energy industry by designing and building liquefied natural gas plants, refining and processing plants, production facilities and pipelines, both onshore and offshore. KBR's non-energy business meets the engineering and construction needs of governments and civil infrastructure customers. KBR also provides operations and maintenance for a wide variety of facilities.