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KNPC awards Saipem two Al-Zour refinery packages

Kuwait National Petroleum Corp. has awarded Saipem Package 4 and Package 5 of the Al-Zour New Refinery Project
KNPC awards Saipem two Al-Zour refinery packages

Saipem has received award notification by the  Kuwait National Petroleum Corp. (KNPC) for Package 4 and Package 5 of the Al-Zour New Refinery Project (NRP), located 90km south of Kuwait City, for a total amount of approximately US$1.3 billion, Saipem share. 

The Al-Zour NRP will be one of the largest oil-refining plants in the world, with refining output capacity of 615,000 b/d. The NRP will use a combination of conventional and proprietary licensed hydro-processing technologies to convert light and heavy crudes into low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) and lighter products. The refinery has the strategic goal of supplying both Kuwaiti and global demand for ultra low-sulphur petroleum products. Part of the production will support Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water for its LSFO demand.

The NRP has been divided into five major EPC packages. Package 4, for which Saipem has received award notification in joint venture with Essar Projects, consists of engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance during commissioning/start-up/performance testing for the tankages, related road works, buildings, pipe racks, pipelines, water systems and control systems for the Al-Zour refinery. Package 4 will be completed by the beginning of 2019.

Package 5, for which Saipem has received award notification in joint venture with Hyundai Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, consists of the offshore maritime export facilities for the Al-Zour NRP. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance during commissioning/start-up/performance testing for a solids pier, sulfur pelletizing/conveying, subsea outfall lines, a construction dock, an offshore sea island and a small boat harbor. Package 5 will be completed by the 2H 2019. 

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