The Al Zour complex getting ready

The Al Zour complex getting ready

KIPIC - Al Zour New Refinery - Package 2

Name of Client : KIPIC - Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company

Revised Budget : $3.8 billion

Facility Type : Petroleum Oil Refinery

Sector : Refining

Status : Construction

Location : Al Zour

Feed : Fluor Corporation

PMC : Wood Group

Main Contractor : Fluor Corporation, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Engineering & Construction


The Al-Zour new refinery is key to Kuwait’s hopes of meeting growing power demand. The 615,000 barrel-a-day (bpd) facility will supply 225,000 bpd of low-sulphur fuel oil for power generation. The scheme will be one of the largest single-phase refineries ever built. The refinery will ultimately provide low sulphur fuels to power stations.

Project Status

June 2019: The client is tendering commissioning services contract for the Package 2.

Project Scope

The project scope includes:

Hydrogen Recovery unit (HR) (55 Million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscfd)).

Hyrogen Production units (HPU) (4 X 145 MMscfd).

Sour Water Stripper unit (SWS) (3 X 450 cubic meter per hour (Cu.M/Hr).

Amine Regeneration Unit (ARU) (3 X 1300 Cu.M/Hr).

Sulphur Recovery Units (SRU) and Tail Gas Treating Unit (TGTU) (3 X 1000 metric tons per day (MT/Day).

Project Finance

The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is the client of the project.

Project Schedule

Feasibility Study Q4-2004

PMC Q4-2012

Feed Q4-2013

EPC ITB Q2-2014

Engineering & Procurement Q3-2015

Construction Q3-2016

Completion Q1-2020

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