India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract, worth KD 38 million ($131 million), to build a new fuel depot at Kuwait International Airport for Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (Kafco), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).

The scope of works on the two-year engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract involves the installation of new fuel-oil underground pipelines from Mina al-Ahmadi refinery to the airport in order to increase fuel capacity. It also includes the construction of new pumping units at the refinery, six 33-metre-diameter, 11-metre-high fuel tanks and a new headquarters building for Kafco, complete with a depot control system, associated instrumentation works and power back-up facilities at the airport.

The UK’s Mott MacDonald is the project management consultant (PMC) on the fuel depot scheme.