The Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), a unit of state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC), is considering a refinery with a capacity of more than 200,000 b/d to be built in the south to produce low and high sulphur fuel oil for power generation. A pre-feasibility study for this was done recently by Foster Wheeler of the US. The project's cost is estimated at about $800m. If the project goes ahead, this will be the fourth oil refinery in Kuwait.
Prepared to participate in New Refinery Projects - NRP and in Clean Fuels Project - CFP. The Clean Fuel Project is divided into three EPC packages: the first package covers a process unit at Mina Abdullah; the second covers process and revamp work at Mina Abdullah and Shuaiba refineries, the third package covers revamping of Mina Al Ahmadi refinery.
Kuwait produces a relatively modest volume of Natural Gas, the vast majority of which is "associated gas" (i.e., found and produced in conjunction with Oil).Kuwait hopes to significantly increase its use of natural gas, both domestic and imported, especially in electricity generation, water desalination, and Petrochemicals.
Construction Sector in Kuwait
The construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects. Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these establishments generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites. Production responsibilities for establishments in this sector are usually specified in (1) contracts with the owners of construction projects (prime contracts) or (2) contracts with other construction establishments (subcontracts).
Heat Exchangers, Kuwait
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing power boilers and heat exchangers. Establishments in this industry may perform installation in addition to manufacturing power boilers and heat exchangers.