Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin has penned a $180 million contract with the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)
for commissioning management support services, training, documentation and consultancy services at the Al Zour Refinery in Kuwait, it was announced on Sunday.
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KIPIC is a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with KIPIC and working in association with them to commission one of the newest and biggest refineries in the world,” said SNC-Lavalin oil and gas president Christian Brown.
“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,” he added.
As part of the agreement, SNC-Lavalin will provide commissioning technical services such as master plan, start-up programme development, risk assessment and management, operations readiness and assurance, project phase execution activities, and training, competency development and e-learning services.
The Al-Zour refinery will have the biggest capacity in the Middle East and is designed to refine 615,000 barrels per day at a maximum capacity, increasing Kuwait’s national refining capacity to more than 1.5 million barrels per day.
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