Spie Oil & Gas wins contract for KNPC’s clean fuels project


French company Spie Oil & Gas Services has secured a contract with Kuwait National Petroleum (KNPC) under clean fuels project (CFP), which is currently undergoing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of implementation.

KNPC’s CFP is a major upgrade of its refineries to meet the future diversified market requirements for petroleum products in the domestic, as well as international sectors.

As part of the project, the combined refining capacities of the company’s Mina Al Ahmadi (MAA) and Mina Abdullah (MAB) Refineries will be increased and production of environment-friendly products would be improved through bottom-of-barrel processing using new technologies.

The project also involves linking the two refineries into a single refining complex.

"With Satorp, Yasref, Petro Rabigh and now with KNPC Project in Kuwait, we have become a major player in downstream activities in the Middle East."

Further performance towards operational safety and energy conservation would be improved.

Under the five-year contract, Spie Oil & Gas will provide commissioning management and support services at both MAA and MAB refineries.

The company will work in tandem with KNPC operations team.

Spie Oil & Gas Services managing director Yves Compañy said: “With Satorp, Yasref, Petro Rabigh and now with KNPC Project in Kuwait, we have become a major player in downstream activities in the Middle East.

“We have been working in the field since 2010 and are one of the few companies with the level of expertise needed in the area.”