Fluor Corporation has confirmed that its consortium was chosen to deliver the second package of the Mina Abdullah Clean Fuels project in Southern Kuwait.
Its client, state-owned Kuwait National Petroleum Company, had announced earlier this month that it had awarded $12bn worth of deals on the project to upgrade and expand refineries, with three consortia led by JGC Corp of Japan, UK-based Petrofac and US-based Fluor leading the consortium to carry out the work.
JGC Corp will upgrade the Mina Ahmadia refinery under a $4.8bn (KD1.36bn) deal, while Petrofac and Fluor will work on Mina Abdullah refinery under deals worth $3.7bn (KD1.07bn) and $3.4bn (KD962mn) respectively. Fluor’s consortium also includes South Korean contractors Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals’ EMEA president, Taco de Haan, said: “This project will increase productivity at the facility while also delivering products that comply with state-of-the-art environmental standards.”
Petrofac, which is working with Samsung Engineering Co and CB&I Nederland, said that its consortium would provide 19 new units at Mina Abdulla and revamp five existing units and inter-refinery transfer lines. Its portion of the $3.7bn project is worth around $1.7bn, the company said.
It is estimated that once the entire project is finished in four years’ time, Kuwait’s refining capacity will increase by around 800,000 barrels of oil per day.
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