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KNPC to terminate 26 fuel stations contracts

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (Agencies): Al-Qabas daily has learned that the Kuwait National Petroleum Company has terminated its contracts to build 26 fuel stations, including 7 which were to be demolished and rebuilt due to the contractors’ shortcomings and failure to obtain the necessary government licenses, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Sources said that the company is currently working on reviewing and approving the final plans in accordance with the requirements of the concerned government agencies to build these 26 fuel stations as a first stage, and then 15 stations in the second stage, where the company is said to have started the design work through a consulting office, as approvals are obtained and the necessary licenses are obtained. It is at the heart of the consulting office’s work.

The sources explained that the company seeks to investigate accuracy in distributing designs and supervision tasks in future projects, provided that it is among more than one consulting office, in addition to selecting engineering offices that have the expertise necessary to perform these works. The sources stated that the implementation work of the designs of the 40 petrol filling stations — 15 stations included in the second package and 25 in the third package.

According to the company’s strategic plan, the implementation of its designs was delayed due to the failure to obtain the necessary permits from various government agencies, which disrupted all construction work and the operation of these stations, which was reflected in the strategic plan of the company in building and establishing these stations.

The sources added that the KNPC has developed a strategic plan for the year 2030 to build 100 new fuel stations and renovate 43 stations to meet the needs of the local market and to cover urban expansion and new residential areas. Meanwhile, a sudden electricity blackout took place Friday at Mina Abdullah Refinery without causing any impact on either output or export operations, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.

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