Siemens wins $225.5mm contract for KNPC project

Aug 04, 2016 12:00 AM

Siemens has been awarded a $225.5mn contract by Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) for its Clean Fuels Project south of Kuwait City.

Under the contract the company has upgraded the high-voltage substations at Mina Al Ahmadi (MAA) and Mina Abdullah (MAB) refineries, paving the way for a significant capacity boost and increasing power stability at the two facilities.

As part of a $225.5mn contract, Siemens delivered and installed a 132kV AHRF “C” substation at MAA and a 300/132kV MARF “W” substation at MAB.

Siemens also provided 250 kilometers of cabling for the project, equivalent to the distance from Kuwait City to the Saudi Arabian border and back.

“We are excited about reaching this important milestone. With two high-voltage substations completely dedicated to the Mina Al Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, power is now provided to the oil facilities to meet the increasing demand. These new substations will now ensure a reliable and stable electricity supply for the refineries,” said Adrian Wood, CEO of Siemens in Kuwait.

“Again, we would like to thank our customer KNPC for placing their trust in Siemens’ technology and the company’s track record of successful execution and on-time delivery,” Wood added.

The Clean Fuels Project is one of KNPC’s strategic projects, seeking to transform the two refineries into an integrated merchant refining complex that meets the diversified requirements of the global oil market.

It is set for completion in 2018 and involves the upgrade and integration of the MAB and MAA refineries.

Once the project is completed, the plants will be equipped with their own dedicated substations, and have a combined processing capacity of 800,000 barrels per day.

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