• Tecnicas Reunidas was low bidder for the gas train contract
  • The new train will increase Kuwait’s production capacity
  • Capacity will be 805 million cubic feet a day of gas and 106,000 barrels a day of condensate
  • Facility will process associated gas from Kuwait’s northern and south-eastern fields

Downstream operator Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has awarded Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas the contract to build the fifth gas fractionation train at Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi refinery after bidding KD433.7m ($1.45bn).

Tecnicas Reunidas’ price came in higher than the Kuwait Central Tender Committee (CTC) budget estimate, which was KD363.9m.

The new gas train will increase Kuwait’s production capacity to 805 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas and 106,000 barrels a day (b/d) of condensate.

Gas processed by the facility will include associated gas from the state’s northern and south-eastern oil fields, including the early production facilities (EPF) projects.

It will also include gas from KNPC’s acid gas removal plant at Mina al-Ahmadi.

The full bidder list was:

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