• Contract is expected to be worth between $50m and $150m
  • An email requesting expressions of interest has been sent to contractors
  • The new project is connected to a contract won by Daelim in 2013

Downstream operator Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is preparing to tender a contract to construct facilities to handle molten sulphur at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery.

The project is expected to be worth between $50m and $150m, and includes unloading and storage facilities, according to industry sources.

An email requesting expressions of interest (EoIs) in the scheme has been sent to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

The new project is connected to a previous contract to upgrade the solid sulphur-handling and ship-loading facilities at Mina al-Ahmadi, which was won by South Korea’s Daelim in 2013.

The contract won by Daelim had a value of $519m.

The work is currently 51 per cent complete and is expected to be commissioned in June 2017, according to regional projects tracker MEED Projects.

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