Kuwait heavy crude project to be ready on time

It was executed by Petrofac and CCC

  
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17 November 2019
Kuwait's first heavy crude project and the largest of its kind in the Middle East will be commissioned on schedule in March after the end of the three-month trial operation, a newspaper in the OPEC producer said on Sunday.

The Lower Fars heavy oil development programme, located in Northern Kuwait, will pump nearly 60,000 barrels per day and could feed Al-Zour oil refinery in the south, the Arabic language daily Alseyassah said, quoting "senior" oil sources.

In 2015, State-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) awarded the 52-month project, with a value of $4 billion, to a consortium led by UK's Petrofac with the Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).

"The initial phase of the main contract has been completed and commissioning will begin as scheduled in March," the paper said.

The plant will then be turned over to KOC while Petrofac and CCC will continue to provide an integrated team at the site for a further eight months to undertake operations and maintenance alongside KOC.

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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