KNPC picks 17 firms to bid on refinery

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 -- Kuwait National Petroleum Co. has selected 17 international companies to bid for construction of the 615,000 b/d al-Zour refinery at a cost of $14 billion.

The companies include Snamprogetti, Technip, GS Engineering & Construction Corp., SK Engineering & Construction Co., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Hyundai Heavy Industries, JGC Corp., Petrofac International Ltd., and Saipem SA.

Also included are Foster Wheeler Energy, WGI Middle East, Daelim Industrial Co., Daewoo Engineering & Construction, CB&I, Archirodon Construction, and Gulf Leighton LLC. Fluor Corp. also was reported still in talks for parts of a tender.

The project will be divided into four major parts: two manufacturing units, utilities and services, storage tanks, and a pier. In September, KNPC's board announced the allocation of a 4 billion-dinar budget for the refinery project (OGJ Online, Sept. 27, 2007).

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

Related Articles

Trinidad ULSD plant won’t be built in 2015, Petrotrin executive says

01/28/2015 Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin has announced that its $500 million ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant cannot be commissioned because ...

Vietnam advances Dung Quat refinery expansion plans

01/26/2015 Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (BSR), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam), has unveiled...

Kuwait lets contract for Mina Abdullah refinery

01/22/2015 Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co. for work related to its ...

BORL plans capacity expansion at Bina refinery

01/15/2015 Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd. (BORL), a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. and Oman Oil Company SAOC, is planning a two-phased project to e...

New plants approved for Gazprom Neft’s Moscow refinery

01/14/2015 Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft is moving forward with construction on the second phase of a biological wastewater treatment system at its 12...

China to subsidize Iranian refinery revamp

01/09/2015 Iran is in the process of securing a credit line from China that would finance the rehabilitation and modernization of Iran’s 400,000-b/d Abadan re...

Georgia invites bids for country’s first refinery

01/09/2015

The government of Georgia is seeking investors to develop on a build, operate, and transfer basis what would be the country’s first refinery.

Kazakhstan advances refinery modernization program

01/07/2015 Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunaiGas (KMG) has secured financing from the Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC (DBK) for the continuing modernization...

BP lets contract for Belgian petrochemicals complex revamp

01/06/2015 BP Chembel NV, a wholly owned subsidiary of BP PLC, has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Pasadena, Calif., to provide basic and det...

White Papers

What is System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis?

This paper will explain some of the fundamentals of System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis and demonstrate...

Accurate Thermo-Fluid Simulation in Real Time Environments

The crux of any task undertaken in System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis is striking a balance between ti...

6 ways for Energy, Chemical and Oil and Gas Companies to Avert the Impending Workforce Crisis

As many as half of the skilled workers in energy, chemical and oil & gas industries are quickly he...
Sponsored by

AVEVA NET Accesses and Manages the Digital Asset

Global demand for new process plants, power plants and infrastructure is increasing steadily with the ...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Approach for the Digital Asset

To meet the requirements for leaner project execution and more efficient operations while transferring...
Sponsored by

Diversification - the technology aspects

In tough times, businesses seek to diversify into adjacent markets or to apply their skills and resour...
Sponsored by

Engineering & Design for Lean Construction

Modern marketing rhetoric claims that, in order to cut out expensive costs and reduce risks during the...
Sponsored by

Object Lessons - Why control of engineering design at the object level is essential for efficient project execution

Whatever the task, there is usually only one way to do it right and many more to do it wrong. In the c...
Sponsored by

Available Webcasts



The Future of US Refining

When Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in different directions. Lower oil prices generally reduce feedstock costs, but they have also lowered refiners’ returns, as 2015 begins with refined products priced at lows not seen in years. If lower per-barrel crude prices dampen production of lighter crudes among shale plays, what will happen to refiners’ plans to export more barrels of lighter crudes? And as always, refiners will be affected by government regulations, particularly those that suppress demand, increase costs, or limit access to markets or supply.

register:WEBCAST



On Demand

Oil & Gas Journal’s Forecast & Review/Worldwide Pipeline Construction 2015

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The  Forecast & Review/Worldwide Pipeline Construction 2015 Webcast will address Oil & Gas Journal’s outlooks for the oil market and pipeline construction in a year of turbulence. Based on two annual special reports, the webcast will be presented by OGJ Editor Bob Tippee and OGJ Managing Editor-Technology Chris Smith.
The Forecast & Review portion of the webcast will identify forces underlying the collapse in crude oil prices and assess prospects for changes essential to recovery—all in the context of geopolitical pressures buffeting the market.

register:WEBCAST


Optimizing your asset management practices to mitigate the effects of a down market

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The oil and gas market is in constant flux, and as the price of BOE (Barrel of Oil Equivalent) goes down it is increasingly important to optimize your asset management strategy to stay afloat.  Attend this webinar to learn how developing a solid asset management plan can help your company mitigate costs in any market.

register:WEBCAST


Parylene Conformal Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

In this concise 30-minute webinar, participants have an opportunity to learn more about how Parylene coatings are applied, their features, and the value they add to devices and components.

register:WEBCAST


Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected