KNPC lets contract for Kuwait LNG terminal project

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a prefrontend engineering design and frontend engineering design contract for an LNG import and regasification terminal in Kuwait to unit of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group.

The terminal will have design sendout capacity of about 1.5 bcfd with four 180,000-cu-m, full-containment LNG storage tanks. The design also will allow for future expansions of as much as 3 bcfd and installation of four more equally sized LNG storage tanks.

The terminal is scheduled for completion in October with commercial operations starting in 2020.

No contract value was disclosed in the Foster Wheeler announcement. The company has previously completed conceptual and detailed feasibility studies for the terminal, it said, to assist in “selection of the most suitable technology and location for the new terminal.”

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