Kuwait shortlists firms for new refinery

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Kuwait shortlists firms for new refinery
Reuters Published: September 30, 2007, 00:33

Kuwait: State refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) yesterday announced firms pre-qualifying for the construction of the state’s planned 615,000 barrels per day (bpd) Al Zour refinery.

KNPC said last week Kuwait had approved a budget of about $14 billion for the construction of the refinery, the Middle East’s biggest, more than twice an initial cost estimate.

The tender was split into several construction packages for which the following firms pre-qualified, according to a KNPC statement published in local daily Al Qabas.

Tender details

A consortium of Italy’s Snamprogetti and Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction, consortium of Japan’s JGC and Korea’s GS Engineering & Construction and consortium of Technip Italy, Foster Wheeler and Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction qualified for crude distillation units, sulphur removal and units to treat naphtha, kerosene and diesel.

For hydrogen production and recovery, sulphur industrialisation, units to treat diesel, etc, those qualified include a consortium of Technip Italy and Foster Wheeler Energy and Snamprogetti, consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Daelim Industrial Co, GS Engineering & Construction, WGI Middle East, SK Engineering & Construction and Petrofac International.

For tank storages, those qualified include consortium of CB & I and CBI Eastern Anstalt, Daelim Industrial, GS Engineering & Construction, SK Engineering & Construction and Petrofac International.

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