Kuwait lets contract for Mina Abdullah refinery

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co. for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the Mina Abdullah refinery in southern Kuwait (OGJ Online, Dec. 6, 2013).

As part of the contract, which was awarded by Fluor Corp’s Kuwaiti division, MTCC will provide civil works for an expansion project associated with KNPC’s CFP plans at Mina Abdullah, MTCC said in a Jan. 21 filing to the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE).

Valued at 4.3 million dinar ($14.5 million), the contract specifies a duration period of about 14 months, the service provider said.

While no further details were in included in the KSE disclosure, MTTC’s scope of work under the project is due to run from Feb. 15, 2015, to Apr. 15, 2016, according to a project description MTCC posted to its web site.

In addition to earthworks, concrete works, and road paving, the majority of MTTC’s activities under the contract will be related to installation of pipe-rack foundations and sleepers, structural steel erection, and supply-installation of underground piping in existing interconnections of pipe rights-of-way in the refinery’s current configuration, according to MTCC.

In April 2014, KNPC finalized a $3.4 billion contract with a joint venture of Fluor, Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. to design, construct, and commission the Mina Abdullah Package 2 CFP, with an additional $3.7 billion contract let in February 2014 to a consortium led by Petrofac for CFP-related work at both the Mina Abdullah and Shuaiba refineries (OGJ Online, Apr. 17, 2014).

The Petrofac-led consortium, which includes Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. and CB&I Nederland BV, will provide 19 new refining units as part of Mina Abdulla’s CFP expansion, according to Petrofac.

CB&I Nederland’s scope of work under its $370 million portion of the CFP contract at Mina Abdulla includes engineering and procurement for two atmospheric residue desulfurization units to use technology previously licensed by Chevron Lummus Global, a joint venture between CB&I and Chevron Corp.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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