LONDON, Nov. 17 -- Kuwait Oil Co. has let a $543 million lump-sum contract to Petrofac to carry out engineering, procurement, and construction services for a natural gas pipeline to extend from KOC's Booster Station 131 in northern Kuwait to its LPG plant at the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.
The 141-km pipeline, which will take 21 months to complete, will deliver gas from Kuwait's northern fields for processing at the refinery. The processed gas will be used in Kuwait's electric power generation plants.
Kuwait plans to produce 2.5 bcfd of gas by 2030 for its power stations. This will be added to a total production of 1.2 bcfd of associated gas. Innovative technologies will be key to developing the country's gas fields, the company said.
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