The larger of the two contracts, worth KD 4.3 million ($14 million), is to increase the capacity of the SRU at Shuaiba to 700 tonnes a day (t/d) from 270 t/d.

The second contract is valued at KD 3.2 million ($10 million) and covers an increase in the SRU capacity at Mina Abdullah to 400 t/d from 270 t/d. The increase in capacity at both SRUs will be carried out through debottlenecking and will take 24-28 months to complete. L&T will be responsible for process design, detailed engineering and installation.

The US’ Parsons Engineering Corporation has carried out the basic engineering and design for both schemes. Both projects are based on the oxygen enrichment technology provided by the UK office of Parsons. The client is Kuwait National Petroleum Company.