Starting from the beginning of 2016, M2E Projects has been involved in the Al-Zour Refinery Project in Kuwait, designed to increase crude oil refining capacity to 5 million tonnes a year and achieve an output that conforms to Euro-5 standards
M2E Projects has been selected by Amec Foster Wheeler in order to provide staffing solutions for a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) activity for the new contract with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for a new oil refinery at Al Zour. Completion date is expected in 2019, the new refinery will be designed to process 615,000 barrels/day of Kuwait Export Crude (KEC) or 535,000 barrels/day of mixed heavy crudes. Overall investment for the project is estimated to reach KWD 6.7 bn ($ 23 bn). The Al-Zour Refinery project (ZOR) will primarily supply 225,000 barrels/day of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO) to local power plants.
It will be a key part of Kuwait’s long term strategy, producing cleaner fuels to meet its electrical power generation growth and demand while adhering to the latest environmental standards. The project will enable the refinery to increase crude oil refining capacity to 5 million tonnes a year and achieve an output that conforms to Euro-5 standards. M2E is actually involved in the packages 4 and 5 as follows:
- Package 4 consists of engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance during commissioning/start-up/performance testing for the tankages, related road works, buildings, pipe racks, pipelines, water systems and control systems for the Al-Zour refinery. Package 4 will be completed by the beginning of 2019;
- Package 5 consists of the offshore maritime export facilities for the Al-Zour NRP. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance during commissioning/ start-up/performance testing for a solids pier, sulfur pelletizing/ conveying, subsea outfall lines, a construction dock, an offshore sea island and a small boat harbor. Package 5 will be completed by the 2018.
Massimo Farina, M2E President and CEO, said: “This cooperation with Amec Foster Wheeler supports our vision strategy and it is also an example of our ability to implement our global engineering and construction services in order to execute complex projects for our client”. Marco Ungari, M2E Managing Partner, added: “This project is very significant for M2E, we can consolidate our experience in the PMC activities and at the same time we have the possibility to increase our employees skills; on the other hand, we will have the opportunity to continue our internationalization path having the opportunity to approach at an important market such as the Middle East market”.