Clean Fuel Project
A strategic project to expand and upgrade Mina Abdullah and Mina Al-Ahmadi Refineries to be an integrated refining complex with a total capacity of 800,000 bpd. It is expected to boost Kuwait’s global position in the oil refining industry.
Aims of the Project
In addition to advanced conversion capabilities, MAA and MAB operational excellence, reliability and safety performance will be greatly upgraded. Energy efficiency and environment protection will also be greatly enhanced. Its clean products will conform to Euro-4 specifications to reduce KNPC environmental impact greatly
After commissioning, both refineries will fulfill the local and international demand for clean fuels that meet the most stringent environmental requirements.
While creating numerous job opportunities, CFP will give the local economy an effective push
The project aims at developing and expanding Mina Al-Ahmad Refinery MAA to refine 346,000 bpd, and Mina Abdullah Refinery MAB to refine 454,000 bpd. As a result, the refining capacity of the two refineries will be 800,000 bpd. The project also contributes in linking the two refineries with each other in order to be an integrated refining complex which is flexible enough to help the company meet the variables at international and local markets. It will also develop the performance of the two refineries, enhance safety & operational reliability and optimum use of energy as well.
CFP execution is assigned to 3 international alliances. 1 will carry out works at MAA whereas 2 at MAB (MAB1 & MAB2).
16 new units to be built at MAA and 14 at MAB.
6 units will be revamped and 7 units will be closed at MAA and MAB.
40,000 contractors will be involved in CFP constructions and around 1,000 job opportunities will be created for Kuwaiti nationals.
Kuwait Export Crude (KEC) will be refined in MAA and MAB.
24,000 bpd of heavy Eocene Crude will continue to be refined at MAA to produce Bitumen for local consumption.
Altogether, 4045 new equipments will be installed in CFP.
New equipments include 78 reactors, 641 vessels, 1,267 heat exchangers, 61 electricity substations, and 1,191 pumps.
Expected completion in April 2018.
Project Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is expected to be 11.5%, which is considered high return for a project of such volume. Instead of selling crude oil directly to the market, the project will add value to Kuwait natural resources and increase the country’s share in the international arena.
Project Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is expected to be 11.5% which is considered high return for a project with such volume. The project will increase the Market Share of the State of Kuwait in the International Markets.
It is also a major pillar in KNPC & KPC strategy that aims at raising the refining capacity of Kuwait to 1,4 barrel per day in the medium run in addition to fulfilling the highest possible rate of energy manufacturing at local refineries to meet the local and international demand of high quality petroleum products.
The products will meet Euro-4 specifications. Therefore, the environmental impact will be greatly reduced with much less content of SOx, NOx and other pollutants. For example, sulfur content in gasoline will be cut down from 500 ppm in to 10 ppm, and in gasoil from 5,000 ppm into 10 ppm.
KNPC embarked on comprehensive developmental phase along with CFP through producing environmentally friendly oil products meet the strictest criteria of European countries and USA such as Euro-4 and Euro-5. Such conditions stipulate maximum limits for impurities and pollutants in the various kinds of fuel used in industry and transportation means.
The company will also enjoy a big competitive capability via submitting products with better specifications and less cost when compared to the best refineries in the world.