US engineering firm Fluor Corporation says the first modules for the state-run Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company’s (KIPIC) Al-Zour refinery project have arrived in Kuwait.
Fluor, which is performing the front-end engineering and design (Feed) of the new refinery complex, is working with its joint venture (JV) partners to deliver two engineering, procurement, construction and fabrication (EPCF) packages for key process support units, utilities and infrastructure for the project.
Upon completion, the new complex is expected to be one of the largest refineries in the world and have a capacity to refine 615,000 barrels a day.
The first 14 of the 188 modules were loaded onto a shipping barge and sailed away in May to Kuwait from the manufacturing facility in China, Fluor said in a statement.
The modules are being constructed at the COOEC-Fluor Heavy Industries Company Limited (COOEC-Fluor) fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China.
The Fluor-led JV that is doing the EPCF work as part of package 3 of the project, includes Daewoo Engineering and Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The JV won the package 3 main contract in July 2015 worth $2.85bn, with work expected to be complete in July next year.
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