The group’s bid is marginally lower than the KD6.1m ($22.6m) submitted by the local Ratqa General Trading & Contracting Company. The only other price, of KD19.3m ($71.5m), was submitted by the local Arabian Pipeline & Services Company.

Catalysts are an essential component of the refining process. They are used to speed up the crude cracking process.

KNPC is undergoing an ambitious downstream development programmes (MEED 10:2:08).