Spanish-based contractor Tecnicas Reunidas has reportedly revealed that the development of a fifth gas train in Kuwait’s Al-Ahmadi Refinery is “almost completed”.
According to news publication Reuters, which cited a number of Arabic outlets, the project could be commissioned by early-2020, and the Spanish contractor has informed Kuwait National Petroleum Company that the development is 95% completed.
The fifth train is part of an ongoing gas development programme in Kuwait and will be operated on a trial basis in September or October, according to the report.Kuwait National Petroleum Company reportedly said the project was worth $1.43bn (AED5.2bn) and would produce 800 million ft3.Upon completion, the train will raise Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s total gas processing capacity to nearly 2.8 billion ft3 per day.
About the Project:
The GT5 Project, awarded to TR, consists of pre-treatment and dehydration
units, gas fractionation and products treatment & recovery, as well as
interconnection and utilities for the stand alone operation of the 5th Gas Train.
These facilities will process gas to produce methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane and natural gasoline. In addition to this main scope, TR will develop the update of Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery in order to improve the safety and functionality of the current facilities.
This new contract, which represents the fourth project in Kuwait for the
Spanish based Company. It will strengthen TR´s presence in Kuwait and
demonstrates its commitment in supporting Kuwait´s Refinery Modernization Projects. Kuwait National Petroleum Company is one of the largest oil refining companies across the world and the national oil refining company of Kuwait. KNPC is fully controlled by the Government owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).
Tecnicas Reunidas is one of the main international companies for Engineering and Construction in the sectors of oil and gas, refining, petrochemical and power generation and has a wide variety of Clients around the world. Since 1960, TR has designed and constructed more than 1,000 industrial plants in over 50 countries.
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