KNPC lets contract for refineries’ Clean Fuels Project

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a contract to SPIE Oil & Gas Services, a subsidiary of SPIE SA, Cergy, France, to provide commissioning management and support services (CMSS) for 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).

SPIE Oil & Gas Services scope of work under the contract will include delivery of CMSS at both the Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries, SPIE said.

The company did not disclose a value of the contract.

Currently in its engineering, procurement, and construction phase, KNPC’s CFP will include rehabilitation, expansion, and transformation of the 270,000-b/d Mina Abdullah and 466,000-b/d Mina Al Ahmadi refineries into an integrated merchant refining complex with a combined crude processing capacity of 800,000 b/d (OGJ Online, Mar. 5, 2015).

As part of the project, KNPC also proposes to permanently shut down the 200,000-b/d Shuaiba refinery following construction of the long-planned 615,000-b/d grassroots refinery complex at Al-Zour, which is due to be completed sometime in 2018-19 (OGJ Online, Aug. 5, 2016).

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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