On 13 April
2014, KNPC embarked on a great step through inking the contracts of Clean Fuels
Project CFP. It also marked the third leading stage following establishment in
the sixties and the huge modernization stage in the eighties of the last
century. The third stage is as important as the first two and it places Kuwait
amongst the top countries in terms of downstream industry.
aims at developing and expanding Mina Al-Ahmad Refinery MAA to refine 346,000
bpd, and Mina Abdullah Refinery MAB to refine 454,000 bpd. As a result, the refining
capacity of the two refineries will be 800,000 bpd. The project also
contributes in linking the two refineries with each other in order to be an
integrated refining complex which is flexible enough to help the company meet
the variables at international and local markets. It will also develop the
performance of the two refineries, enhance safety & operational reliability
and optimum use of energy as well.
The Project Also Aims at:
- Achieving added value through converting
low-value (high Sulphur) fuel oil to higher-value products
(low Sulphur) in order to achieve highest return on investment.
- The Optimal use
of the facilities of Al-Shuaiba refinery after its closure such as tanks and
- Increase the
reliability of refinery equipment.
employment opportunities for national manpower.
- Boost and encourage
local economic development.
project is too big and in order to avoid overlap at contractors' works the
project is divided into 3 packages:
- MAA Package: contract values is KD 1,362 million led
by JGC, GS E&C and SK E&C.
- MAB Package (1): contract value is KD 1,071 million
led by Petrofac in cooperation with Samsung Engineering and CB&I.
- MAB Package (2): contract value is KD 962 million led
by Fluor in cooperation with Daewoo and Hyundai.
The Korean Company Daelim
executes the contract of Catalyst Cracking Unit in MAA. Preliminary works of
the project site awarded to Samsung and Siemens carries out electricity works,