Al-Zour Refinery Project

 

 

 Al-Zour Refinery Project


In a historic phase of Kuwait oil industry, KNPC signed the contracts of Al-Zour Refinery Project (ZOR) on 13 October 2015. The project will be commissioned in July 2019, while initial operation will start in December 2018.


ZOR is an essential part of KPC & KNPC strategy to increase the refining capacity of Kuwait up to 1.41 million bpd. It is, in addition to CFP, the third quantum leap in the history of Kuwaiti refining industry after the first breakthrough in the sixties and then comprehensive update in the eighties.





Total refining capacity of ZOR is 615,000 bpd, including 225,000 bpd of low-sulfur fuel oil to meet the requirements of power generating stations in Kuwait, which will highly reduce the environmental impacts, too. The new refinery can also refine different types of Kuwaiti oil such as Kuwait Export Crude (KEC) and Kuwait Heavy Crude (KHC) produced from west Kuwait.




ZOR will achieve the maximum possible benefit from the wealth of Kuwait by integration between refining and petrochemical industry. However, through study of integration between refinery and new petrochemical project, ZOR will provide feedstock to Olefins Third Plant and Aromatics Second Plant that will be established in Al-Zour area as well. 




The project is a significant one and it places KNPC amongst the first global refining companies in terms of refining capacity and producing environmentally friendly fuel that meets all international environment conditions. 


The project will also contribute in boosting the economic movement in the country such as housing, transport, shipping, nutrition etc. Furthermore, KNPC called main contractors for involving local private sector by at least 20% of the works of the project that will create many job opportunities for Kuwaitis, especially professionals and holders of university degrees at various technical disciplines.






  • Refinery SpecificationsRefinery Specifications

    Refinery Specifications

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  • The Project PackagesThe Project Packages

    The project was divided into five packages worth KD 3.96 billion

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  • Export FacilitiesExport Facilities

    Establishing facilities for exporting refinery products including artificial island (Sea Island)

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  • Modern SystemsModern Systems

    Internationally experienced companies in oil refining prepared the refinery design

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  • A Special DesignA Special Design

    The refinery is located in Al-Zour area, 90 km south Kuwait City, and the allocated plot area for the project estimated 16 square km.

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  • Developed Environment SystemsDeveloped Environment Systems

    The refinery is designed according to the modernist international criteria in terms of health, safety and environment.

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