Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has extended the deadline for companies to bid on sulphur treatment facilities at its Mina al-Ahmadi refinery.

KNPC tendered the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in late April, setting a bid deadline for 19 June. This has been extended three times, with bids pushed back from 14 August to 20 September.

The project will include:

  • Liquid sulphur storage tanks
  • Liquid sulphur feed pumps
  • Granulator units
  • A belt conveyor system
  • A longitudinal stockyard for solid sulphur
  • A stacking machine
  • A reclaiming machine
  • A ship loader
  • Associated facilities

The new scheme is connected to a previous contract to upgrade 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.