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Gas terminal

Kuwait gas terminal tender to be issued on 31 May Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

KNPC has approved a budget of $3.3bn for the project

Airport

Kuwait Airways seeks Islamic financing Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Airline intends to lease five new aircraft

Power

Al-Zour North 1 starts generation Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

New capacity will cover summer demand peaks

Temporary offices

Clean Fuels construction to start before the end of July Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Preliminary works for the Kuwaiti megaproject are ongoing

Refinery

Al-Zour refinery bidders asked to renew bonds Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Budget increase for the three process packages is yet to be approved

Oil storage

Bidders on Al-Zour package four prepare to submit new bids Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

All four have picked up the new tender documents

Ratqa field location

Work ramps up on Kuwait’s Lower Fars field development Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Surveys are under way and construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2016

Oil well

Kuwait manifold contract expected to be awarded in June Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

UK-based company is low-bidder on the project

Oil storage

Gathering Centre construction to start in October Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Preliminary works on the Kuwait Oil Company project are ongoing

Power station

Indian company wins Kuwait substation contract Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

New facility will supply the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Analysis

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards in the Middle East

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Divided Zone: Some analysts believe the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait dispute could degenerate into more serious problems

Trouble in the Divided Zone Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Oil production in the zone is expected to halt as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait fail to find common ground

Estimated Hydrocarbons production of top three producers

US remained world’s top oil and gas producer in 2014 Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

America is also top petroleum liquids producer after overtaking Saudi Arabia in 2013

Ayad al-Homoud Subscription Required

1 April 2015

Ayad al-Homoud is Chairman of the Kuwait Society of Engineers

Kuwait oil company contract awards 2014

Kuwait Oil Company awards $8.6bn in 2014 Subscription Required

2 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contract awards see a 95 per cent increase

Bob Hope Subscription Required

25 January 2015

Bob Hope is CEO of SSH

Mohammad Ghazi al-Mutairi Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Mohammad Ghazi al-Mutairi is CEO, Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Kuwait oil and gas contract awards

Record oil and gas contract awards expected in Kuwait Subscription Required

6 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Project contracts worth $21.5bn due to be awarded over 2015

Comment

Pipeline

Divided Zone dispute likely to be costly for Kuwait Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute with Saudi Arabia has caused reputational damage

Water desalination plant

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

If Kuwait and Saudi Arabia fail to improve their coordination over Divided Zone projects, the future cost could be high, especially for Kuwait

Divided Zone differences Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait need to increase cooperation on shared projects

Kuwait’s peak electricity demand is growing at 8 per cent a year

Kuwait independent power market to return Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Reforms mean progress is expected, but not without teething problems

Refinery

Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery negotiations at a critical juncture Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

KNPC to decide on possible re-tender

Refinery

Kuwait's Al-Zour refinery in danger of stalling Subscription Required

11 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Any new delays to the refinery project must be avoided

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Kuwait needs to move fast if its plans are to be taken seriously

Second time lucky for Kuwait Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

New five-year development plan includes many old projects

Construction

New vision for GCC construction workforce Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

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