5th LPG Train
The 5th Liquefied Petroleum Gas Train at Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery is KNPC’s second largest Project in terms of significance and productivity post CFP.
The Train aims to to provide additional gas processing and Condensate processing capacities for effectively utilizing the upstream gases from KOC/KGOC and produces value added products, which are a major source of clean energy on a large scale due to their limited environmental impacts.
The Fifth Gas Train has a production capacity of 805 mmscfpd and 106,000 bpd of condensate, pushing the total production capacity of the Five Gas Trains into a record 3,125 mmscfpd of gas, and 332,000 bpd of condensate, an increase of around 30%.
The Fifth Gas Train produces methane, ethane, propane, butane, as well as Kuwait Natural Gasoline (KNG). These gases are of high importance due to their use in many industries, especially petrochemicals. Propane and butane gases are used domestically to supply homes and local businesses with gas cylinders intended for cooking, and in various other industries. The condensed natural gasoline product is sent as feedstock to gasoline production units.
Fuel Gas Treatment Unit
The Fifth Gas Train includes an additional sub-unit for the production of clean fuel gases to meet KEPA regulations. This unit serves the fourth and Fifth Gas Trains by treating the fuel gas to reduce H2S levels from 2,400 ppm to a maximum 50 ppm.
The construction of the Fifth Gas Train required 6,900 workers at the peak times. The full total number of working hours from the beginning of the Project until the initial commissioning date reached close to 58 million hours without lost time incidents. This was a result of the concerted efforts of the team supervising the Project from KNPC together with the contractor’s labor.
More than 100 Kuwaiti engineers from various Departments and Divisions under took over 60 training courses that took place in two phases, one at the Headquarters of manufacturers and the other at the work site.