The Clean Fuels Project (CFP) is designed to upgrade the country’s Mina Abdullah (MAB) and Mina al-Ahmadi (MAA) refineries to enable production of Euro 5 specification fuels. Contracts worth $12bn were awarded in 2014 with construction work scheduled to be completed in late-2017 (MEES, 14 February 2014).

After years of delays CFP is now approaching completion. The latest landmark came as US contractor Fluor announced on 18 August that its joint venture with Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Heavy Industries had achieved “final provisional turnover” of its portion of the Mina Abdullah project (MAB2). (CONTINUED - 417 WORDS)