Fluor Corporation has announced that its joint venture with Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries (FDH JV) has successfully started up two boilers at the new Al Zour refinery in Kuwait.
A global player in the infrastructure sector, Fluor is leading a joint venture that is working to deliver two engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction packages for key process support units, utilities and infrastructure for the highly complex, mega-sized Al Zour Refinery project in Kuwait.
Upon completion, the grassroots complex is expected to be one of the largest refineries in the world and process 615,000 barrels of oil per day.
They have also begun generating steam in the refinery within the Kuwait Integrated Petrochemicals Industrial Company’s (Kipic) Package 2 and 3 Project.
"This significant milestone marks the completion of several critical utility systems to start up and advance the refinery into commercial operations with our ongoing support," remarked Mark Fields, president of Fluor’s global Energy & Chemicals business.
"Timely delivery of the new Al-Zour Refinery is critical to the Kuwait economy. Our team worked closely with Kipic to continue with about 15,000 workers on site to maintain progress throughout the Covid-19 pandemic," stated Fields.
"This accomplishment was made possible through the joint venture team’s well-conceived health and safety strategy that was implemented with rigorous discipline," he added.
Kipic Deputy CEO Khaled Al Awadhi said: "Working together with the Fluor-led joint venture to achieve this important milestone for the ZOR Program is a true success - not only for Kipic, but for Kuwait - and will help bring energy self-sufficiency and further prosperity for all of us."
Leading up to this achievement, various enabling facilities were successfully completed and handed over including the central control room building and other associated buildings, fire water systems, communication systems and other refinery infrastructure, he added.-TradeArabia News Service