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SNC-Lavalin signs contract with Kipic for refinery project

Refinery is to be the biggest facility in the Middle East region

SNC-Lavalin has signed a $180m contract with Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (Kipic) for commission management support services at the Al Zour Refinery.

According to a statement from SNC-Lavalin, it will provide commissioning technical services including master plan, start-up program development, risk assessment and management, commissioning management support, operations readiness and assurance and project phase execution activities.

The consultancy will also support the project with 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.

“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Kipic (a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation) and working in association with them to commission one of the newest and biggest refineries in the world. 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 – oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin.

SNC-Lavalin said that the refinery will have the biggest refining capacity in the Middle East, and is able to refine 615,000 barrels per day at maximum capacity. The Al Zour Refinery will also produce low sulphur fuel oil to replace high sulphur fuel oil that is presently used in local power generation plants.

“With over 50 years working alongside our clients delivering more than 700 projects in the Middle East, our 15,000 strong workforce in the region has the local expertise and knowhow to deliver any project across our end-to-end value chain,” Brown added.

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