Petrofac achieves PTOF for KNPC’s Mina Abdullah Refinery Package 3

Project’s scope of work covered the expansion and upgrade of KNPC’s Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries

Petrofac has announced the provisional turnover of facilities (PTOF) for Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) Mina Abdullah Refinery Package 3 (MAB1). The oilfield services provider said it is delivering the Clean Fuels Project in Kuwait in a joint venture (JV) with South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Co Ltd and CB&I Nederland BV (now McDermott International).

According to a statement, the project’s scope covered the expansion and upgrade of KNPC’s Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries, to develop an integrated complex, increasing processing capacity to 800,000 barrels per day.

The production of a new generation of ultra-low sulphur fuel products will boost Kuwait’s global position in the industry, the statement pointed out.

“This significant milestone marks the safe completion and handover of MAB1 facilities to KNPC. I would like to thank everyone involved, from the various office locations and at site. The pandemic has been a major challenge, everyone has been focused on keeping people safe and healthy, whilst ensuring the project continues to be executed effectively. There have been many obstacles, which all parties have worked collaboratively to successfully overcome. We are now supporting our client to successfully commission the balance of the units,” said Prashant Bokil, JV project director.

This has been a large engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project, in which operational excellence has been a key theme throughout. The teams have maintained an exemplary safety record with more than 67.8m work hours without lost-time incident since April 2018, the statement concluded.


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