Tenders committee approves gas train offer

26 November 2007
The Central Tenders Committee has approved the KD190m ($678.6m) offer submitted by South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction for the construction of the fourth gas fractionation train project, planned by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).

SK was low bidder for the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction contract when bids were submitted in early October, beating four other contracting groups (MEED 5:10:07).
Following final approval from the committee, KNPC is expected to formally sign the contract with SK by the end of the year.
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.

The client originally planned for the train to process gas and condensate from the offshore Dorra field, but the idea was dropped during the feasibility study (MEED 10:6:05).

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