Kuwaiti oil minister Bakheet Al-Rashidi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on April 9 that the overhaul at the Al-Duqm refinery and the connecting petrochemicals industries complex in Oman will open on April 26.

The Al-Duqm refinery will cover an area of 900 hectares. The refinery will have the capacity to process 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day (b/d) after completion.

The project is a joint venture between Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and Oman Oil Company.

The joint venture signed contracts with a number of international companies, such as Petrofac, Saipem, and Tecnicas Reunidas for work on the refinery, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported.