June 5, 2008 at 1:38 pm #3594
Kuwait’s Mina Abdulla Fire Is Now Out, Ministry Spokesman Says
2008-06-05 05:31 (New York)
By Fiona MacDonald
June 5 (Bloomberg) — There has been a “small fire” at
Kuwait’s Mina Abdulla Industrial Park, which hosts one of the
Gulf state’s three refineries, a Kuwait interior ministry
“It was just a small fire and it is now out,” Colonel
Mohammed al-Sabr, a Kuwaiti Interior Ministry spokesman, said
in a telephone interview in Kuwait today. “One Indian worker
was injured, a minor injury.”
Kuwait National Petroleum Co., which operates the
country’s three refineries, last month awarded contracts to
build the $15 billion Al-Zour refinery to four South Korean
construction companies and Fluor Corp. Kuwait also plans to
upgrade two of its three existing refineries, Mina Ahmadi and
Coupled with Al-Zour, the nation’s total refinery capacity
will then rise to 1.4 million barrels a day from the current
Today’s fire had “nothing to do with the oil refinery,”
said Mohammed al-Ajmi, a spokesman for state-owned Kuwait
National Petroleum Co. “It must be at the industrial park as
there has been no fire here today,” he said.
June 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm #6806
Here is update on Kuwait’s Mina Abdulla Refinery Fire & 3 Refinery (@ cokers) Expansions.
Fluor & 4 SKorea companies are doing KNPC Al-Zour Refinery (& coker addition) expansion. The KNPC Mina Abdulla coking refinery expansion and Mina Ahmadi Refinery expansion & coker additon are also mentioned.
If KNPC does not add Resid Hydrotreaters as existing Mina Abdulla coker has then they will make 7% Sulfur Fuel coke from Heavy Kuwait crude. If KNPC adds RHDS then it will make todays type 3.5-4% Sulfur Anode-Fuel petcoke. Indications are Al-Zour may put in a RHDS with coker for HFO option at $14MM price tag.
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