SK was low bidder for the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction contract in early October, beating four other contracting groups (MEED 5:10:07).

Its offer was recently approved by the Central Tenders Committee (MEED 26:11:07).

The project covers the construction of a gas train at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery, with a processing capacity of 805 million cubic feet a day of gas and 106,000 barrels a day of condensates (MEED 25:8:06).

Most of the gas used will be associated gas from the state’s northern and south-eastern fields, and KNPC’s acid gas removal plant at Mina al-Ahmadi.

Earlier this year, SK won the $621m contract to build gathering centre 24 for Kuwait Oil Company (MEED 16:2:07).