Foster Wheeler awarded US$500 million Kuwait refineries contract

Al-ahmady-refineryFoster Wheeler has signed a contract worth US$500mn to manage and service a clean fuels project at two refineries in Kuwait

Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group signed the project management and consultancy (PMC) contract with state-owned Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). The engineering and construction company said in a statement that it expects the project to be completed in Q4 2018.

KNPC’s clean fuels project is a major upgrade and expansion of the Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah Refineries to increase their combined throughput by 264,000 bpd to 800,000 bpd.

Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes the provision of project management services during the tendering phase for the main EPC contracts, and management of the EPC contractors through to completion of performance testing.

“Foster Wheeler’s proven project management capabilities, our experience in executing mega-projects, and the breadth of our refining technical expertise were critical factors in our success in winning this significant award,” said Umberto della Sala, chief operating officer, Foster Wheeler AG.

“The Clean Fuels Project is a critical mega project that will shape the future of Kuwait’s refining capability while driving the highest standards of commitment to the environment,” said Fahed Salem Al Ajmi, chairman and managing director, Kuwait National Petroleum Company.

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