• The project will upgrade and expand Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries
  • It saw three packages worth a total of $12bn awarded over 2014
  • The Clean Fuels Project was first announced in 2007

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project is 27 per cent complete, according to the head of the country’s state-owned downstream operator.

Speaking during a refinery visit, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) CEO Mohammad Al-Mutairi gave an update on the project’s progress and said work was under way to connect new units to the existing Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries.

The Clean Fuels Project will upgrade and expand Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries and saw three packages worth a total of $12bn awarded during 2014.

In May, MEED was told by industry sources that construction of permanent structures as part of the Clean Fuels Project would start before the end of July.

The Clean Fuels Project was first announced in 2007 and in February 2008 KNPC awarded technology contracts for the scheme to several international firms, including US engineering and technical services company Chevron Lummus. Orders for 37 reactors and vessels were placed, but the project stalled in 2009.

Kuwait’s Supreme Petroleum Council reviewed the project in 2010 and the plans were finally approved in June 2011.

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