Kuwait: EPC Fluor’s Maiden Modules Arrive for One of the Largest Refineries in the World
Fluor together with its JV Partners have been assigned to deliver two engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction packages for the Al-Zour refinery project which is expected to produce 615,000 barrels per day.
Texas/USA – Fluor Corporation has recently announced that the first modules for the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (Kipic) Al-Zour project have arrived in Kuwait. Fluor is working with its joint venture partners to deliver two engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction packages for key process support units, utilities and infrastructure for the refinery project. Upon completion, the new complex is expected to be one of the largest refineries in the world and produce 615,000 barrels per day.
The steel, pipe and assembling modules for the project are being constructed at the Cooec-Fluor Heavy Industries Co. (Cooec-Fluor) fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China. The first 14 of the 188 modules were loaded onto a shipping barge and sailed away in May to Kuwait. The sailaway of the modules was marked by a ceremony officiated by Hatem Al-Awadhi, Kipic’s deputy chief executive officer and Jim Brittain, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business, and was attended by executive members of the project team.
The Fluor-led joint venture, known as FDH JV, includes Daewoo Engineering and Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries.