• The Clean Fuels Project will upgrade and expand Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries
  • Project is worth $16bn and packages worth $12bn were awarded over 2014
  • Peripheral structures such as security fencing and gates have already been constructed

Construction of permanent structures as part of the Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) $16bn Clean Fuels Project is due to start before the end of July according sources close to the project.

Peripheral structures such as security fencing and gates as well as temporary offices have already been constructed, survey work is ongoing and construction work is expected to ramp up quickly over the next two months, according to one source.

The Clean Fuels Project will upgrade and expand Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries and saw three packages worth a total of $12bn awarded over 2014.

These packages were:

The Clean Fuels Project was first announced in 2007 and in February 2008, KNPC awarded technology contracts for the scheme to several international firms, including US engineering and technical services company Chevron Lummus. Orders for 37 reactors and vessels were placed, but the project stalled in 2009.

Kuwait’s Supreme Petroleum Council reviewed the project in 2010 and the plans were finally approved in June 2011.

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