Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has invited companies to bid for the mechanical maintenance contract for Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery and gas liquefication plants, setting September 17 as the deadline for submitting bids, Al-Anbaa reported.

Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery is being developed as part of the $12 billion clean fuel project.

The units that will be covered by the maintenance contract include: sulfur recovery units, gas treatment units, sour water treatment facilities, off-site facilities, ignition system, nitrogen complex, cooling water system, fuel oil system, fuel gas system, hydrogen recovery unit, water fracturing, liquid catalytic cracking unit, desalination plant, gas station trains, bulk liquefied petroleum gas storage units, pipelines and crude oil distillation units.

It should be noted that the project includes the expansion and modernization of the Mina Al-Ahmadi and Abdullah refineries. Once completed, Kuwait’s refining capacity of crude oil will rise to just over 936,000 per day (b/d), compared its current 736,000 b/d capacity.