SNC-Lavalin signs Al Zour Refinery contract in Kuwait

al zourAl-Zour refinery is one of the newest and biggest refineries in the world. (Image source: Pietromassimo Pasqui/Flickr)SNC-Lavalin has signed a US$180mn contract with Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) to provide management support services at the Al Zour Refinery in Kuwait

Under the terms of the contract, SNC-Lavalin will help in commissioning management support services, as well as the preparation and delivery of training, documentation and competency development consultancy services at the Kuwaiti refinery.

SNC-Lavalin will provide commissioning technical services including master plan, start-up programme development, risk assessment and management, commissioning management support, operations readiness and assurance, project phase execution activities, as well as training, competency development and assurance, documentation preparation and the development of a knowledge management system and e-learning services, software, procedures and conducting a safe and efficient start-up and operations.

The Al-Zour refinery will have the biggest refining capacity in the Middle East, and is designed to refine 615,000 bpd at maximum capacity, increasing Kuwait’s national refining capacity to more than 1.5 mmbbl per day.

The refinery will produce high value products, and will predominantly produce low sulfur fuel oil to replace high sulfur fuel oil that is presently used in local power generation plants. Other refinery end products will include Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and Kerosene, Petrochemical Naphta, Granulated Sulfur and LPG.

“This is a great opportunity to further demonstrate our globally renowned expertise and extensive capabilities in downstream, and to support our client in executing their strategy and delivering a successful start-up and the steady state operations of the refinery,” said Christian Brown, president for oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin.

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