Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP) is finally complete, with all units fully operational, some four years after its original late-2017 target (MEES, 13 March 2015). The CFP entailed a $15.6bn upgrading project at state firm KNPC’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries. Final commissioning came four months after the completion of the final unit on 30 May (MEES, 4 June).

Under the CFP, combined CDU capacity at the two refineries has been increased by 8.8% from 736,000 b/d to 801,000 b/d. The project which included building 16 new units at Mina al-Ahmadi and 14 at Mina Abdullah, will enable KNPC to produce fuels to Euro 4 and 5 standards and virtually eliminate fuel oil production. As much as 70% of output from the combined refining complex can be diesel and naphtha. (CONTINUED - 658 WORDS)