Fluor readies first modules for Kuwait refinery project
22 June 2018
Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction company, has announced the arrival of the first modules for the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (Kipic) Al Zour project in Kuwait.
The US-based company is working with its joint venture partners Daewoo Engineering and Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver two engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction packages for key process support units, utilities and infrastructure for the Al Zour refinery project.
Upon completion, the new complex is expected to be one of the largest refineries in the world and produce 615,000 barrels per day.
Modules are being constructed at the COOEC-Fluor Heavy Industries Company (COOEC-Fluor) fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China. The first 14 of the 188 modules were loaded onto a shipping barge and sailed away in May to Kuwait.
The sailaway of the modules was marked by a ceremony officiated by Hatem Al Awadhi, Kipic’s deputy chief executive officer and Jim Brittain, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business, and was attended by executive members of the Fluor-led joint venture, known as FDH JV.
"Fluor is proud to be part of Kipic’s prestigious and strategically important Al Zour project," said Brittain.
“This milestone was achieved through the collaboration and commitment of our craft professionals at the newly expanded Zhuhai fabrication yard where more than 6,500 craft workers are safely fabricating steel and pipe and assembling modules for the project,” he noted.
“Fluor and our joint venture partners are working closely with Kipic to implement Fluor’s integrated engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction solutions across every phase of the project to enable the safe and efficient construction, commissioning and start-up of this new refinery,” said Al Collins, the president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and Middle East.
With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 153 on the Fortune 500 list with revenue of $19.5 billion in 2017 and has more than 56,000 employees worldwide, he added.