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KOC plans to launch pipeline contract tender
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) intends to build 15 new fuel stations as part of the project to build 100 fuel stations that the country intends to implement to cover the urban expansion in the country, especially in the new residential areas, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources from the oil sector. They explained that KNPC has completed the preparation of the engineering designs for the new stations. The necessary approvals are being obtained from the competent government agencies, after which the procedures for offering and then implementation will be initiated. The construction and operation of these stations is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of the 2025/2026 fiscal year.
The sources revealed that the company recently opened 18 new fuel stations, the last of which was in the residential city of Sabah Al-Ahmad. They explained that the company has divided the distribution of the 100 stations into five main packages as follows: –
1. The first phase – 18 stations which were completed in December 2021
2. The second phase – 15 stations
3. The third phase – 25 stations
4. The fourth phase – 16 stations
5. The fifth phase – 26 stations
The construction process for all five phases is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of the 2027/2028 fiscal year. The new KNPC stations are characterized by a contemporary architectural style that simulates international stations and reflects the civilized face of Kuwait. Each station will contain mini markets, a car wash and service center, as well as ATMs. The new stations are equipped with a renewable energy system that accounts for approximately 30 percent of the station’s electricity consumption.
Meanwhile, according to a report published by MEED magazine, the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is planning to launch a tender for a pipeline contract as part of the Jurassic Production Facilities (JPF) contracts that were recently awarded to Kuwait-based contractor Spetco and China’s Jereh Oil & Gas Engineering, reports Al- Anba daily quoting informed sources from the industrial sector. They explained that the value of the project is estimated at $100 million, and is expected to be launched this year. The two companies – Spetco and Jereh – were awarded the main contracts to carry out the projects of KOC known as JPF-4 and JPF-5 in November 2021.
The first bid amounted to $ 398.2 million, and the value of Jereh’’s offer amounted to $ 426 million. MEED magazine’s report highlighted that many projects in the oil and gas sector in Kuwait are currently suffering from disruption due to the plans to change the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Petroleum Company. It explained that Kuwait has struggled to maintain its oil and gas sector activity in 2020 and 2021 amid logistical problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as local political divisions.
The facility known as JPF-4 is to be located near the Sabriya field in North Kuwait, and the facility JPF-5 will be located less than ten kilometers to the east of the first facility. These fields include Al-Rawdatain, Al-Sabriyah, northwest of Al-Rawdatain, Umm Naqa, Abu Dhabi, Bahra, Murat and Najma Sargelo fields, and other formations in the Jurassic fields.