Refinery Engineering Contract Kuwait Plans One of the World’s Largest Refinery Projects

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Kuwait’s National Petroleum Company (KNPC) plans to construct a 615,000 barrels-per-day worldscale refinery near Kuwait City. American plant project specialist Fluor was already assigned with two EPC contracts or the site.

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Kuwait plans new worldscale refinery
Kuwait plans new worldscale refinery
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Kuwait City/Kuwait – KNPC has selected Fluor’s local JV as the preferred bidder for two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages worth US $ 2.6 billion for its new 615,000 barrels-per-day new Al-Zour oil refinery. These include key process units, utilities and infrastructure for the worldscale greenfield project South of Kuwait City.

Fluor is leading the joint venture, known as FDH JV, which consists of Fluor, Daewoo Engineering and Construction, and Hyundai Heavy Industries. The FDH JV is currently executing one package in the KNPC Clean Fuels project and will begin activities on the newly awarded Al-Zour packages soon.

“Fluor is proud to continue our long-standing relationship with KNPC, which spans more than five decades, and to become part of this prestigious and strategically important Al-Zour project,” said Taco de Haan, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Europe, Africa and Middle East business line. “From the onset, and throughout every phase of the project, our focus will be on the safe and efficient construction, commissioning and start-up of this new refinery.”