State refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has extended the deadline for a deal to build new units as part of the planned $18bn Clean Fuels Project at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery.
Proposals are now set to be submitted on 30 April, rather than the original 2 April deadline. KNPC plans to hold a second site visit to the refinery for the seven prequalified contractors.
- ABB (Switzerland)
- Daelim Industrial (South Korea)
- Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
- JGC Corporation (Japan)
- Larsen & Turbo (India)
- Petrofac (UK)
- Punj Lloyd (India)
The deal is separate to the three main packages for the Clean Fuels Project, which aims to increase processing capacity at the Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries to 800,000 barrels a day (b/d) from 736,000 b/d. The older Shuaiba refinery will also be retired.
Estimated to be worth less than $200m, the deal covers the engineering, procurement, construction and commission (EPCC) of new units at the refinery, including a fluid catalytic converter and sour water treatment unit.