Kuwait lets storage contract for Clean Fuels Project

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through its subcontractors, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to build petroleum product storage as part of KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP), which aims to upgrade and expand its Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait.

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through its subcontractors, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to build petroleum product storage as part of KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP), which aims to upgrade and expand its Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait (OGJ Online, Apr. 1, 2013).

CB&I’s scope of work will include engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction of 39 storage tanks and two spheres, CB&I said.

Awarded by JGSK JV, a joint venture of JGC Corp. and its partners GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, the contract is valued at about $60 million, CB&I said.

In March 2014, KNPC let a $4.9 billion contract to the JGC-led consortium to provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning assistance, and testing services for CFP-related work at Mina Al Ahmadi (OGJ Online, Apr. 17, 2014).

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 grassroots Al Zour refinery (OGJ Online, Dec. 3, 2013). The newly integrated refineries will operate as a merchant complex with total capacity of about 800,000 b/d, the company has said.

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