Kuwait advances Clean Fuels Project work at refineries

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a lump-sum engineering, procurement, and construction contract to a consortium of oil and gas service providers led by Petrofac for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at its Mina Abdullah and Shuaiba refineries in southern Kuwait (OGJ Online, Apr. 1, 2013).

As part of the $3.7 billion contract, Petrofac and joint-venture partners Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. and CB&I Nederland BV will provide 19 refining units at Mina Abdulla as well as revamp 5 existing units at KNPC’s Shuaiba refinery, the company said.

The contract also includes the accompanying interrefinery transfer lines, according to Petrofac.

Petrofac will take $1.7 billion of the $3.7 billion contract and expects to complete the project over a period of about 4 years, the company said.

KNPC previously let a CFP-related contract to AMEC to provide project engineering and management services for all three of its Kuwaiti refineries (OGJ Online, Dec. 6, 2013).

Kuwait’s CFP is designed to reconfigure the country's three refineries and, in conjunction with grassroots construction planned at Al Zour, nearly double total refining capacity to 1.4 million b/d.

Under the CFP, KNPC will integrate and upgrade the 270,000-b/d Mina Abdullah and 466,000-b/d Mina Al Ahmadi refineries and ultimately close the 200,000-b/d refinery at Shuaiba following the completion of the Al Zour plant. The newly integrated refineries will operate as a merchant complex with total capacity of about 800,000 b/d, the company has said (OGJ Online, Apr. 1, 2013).

Related Articles

INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

01/01/1990 WESTCOAST ENERGY INC., Vancouver, B.C., agreed to buy the utilities and propane business of Inter-City Gas Corp. (ICG), Winnipeg, Man., for $720 mi...

HOW INDEXES HAVE RISEN

01/01/1990 Continuing a trend starting in 1983, the Nelson-Farrar refinery construction index rose slowly, from 1106.2 in January 1987, to 1184.1 in December ...

OGJ NEWSLETTER

01/01/1990 Will oil price stability dominate the 1990s? Analyst Philip Verleger thinks so. Using a measure of market concentration the U.S. government uses t...

DOE PRESSES CLEAN COAL PROGRAM

01/01/1990 The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen 13 more clean coal technology (CCT) projects in its third round of competition. If private sponsors and DO...

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