Kuwait tenders $800m fuel depot

15 November 2023
The client is state-owned Kuwait National Petroleum Company

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State-owned downstream operator Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has tendered a contract for a fuel depot project estimated to be worth $800m.

The invitation to bid on the project has been issued with a bid submission deadline of 13 February 2024.

Tender documents were made available to contractors on 12 November, and a pre-tender meeting is scheduled for 17 December.

The scheme is known as Al-Mutlaa New Fuel Depot Project, and its scope is expected to include:

  • Development of new pumping facilities at the Mina al-Ahmadi and Shuaiba refineries
  • Laying of cross-country pipelines from the Mina al-Ahmadi and Shuaiba refineries
  • Construction of a local market depot
  • Installation of safety systems
  • Installation of fire-fighting systems
  • Construction of storage tanks

In December 2021, MEED revealed that UK-based Wood Group had completed the revised front-end engineering and design (feed) work for the long-delayed project to develop the oil products marketing depot in Kuwait’s Jahra governorate.

The project has been delayed since feasibility studies were completed in 2013.

Feed work was originally completed in 2015, before KNPC decided the original design needed to be revised.

Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi refinery was overhauled as part of the $16bn Clean Fuels Project.

In September 2021, KNPC brought the final units of its Clean Fuels Project online.

The Clean Fuels Project integrated and modernised Kuwait’s Mina Abdulla refinery and the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery.

The capacity was increased to 454,000 barrels a day (b/d) at the Mina Abdulla refinery and 346,000 b/d at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery.

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