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Saipem Secures Substantial Contract Constructing Feed Pipelines in Kuwait

The Al-Zour Oil Refinery will be Kuwaits fourth Refinery (Orapin Joyphuem / Shutterstock)

Saipem, one of the leading companies in the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of pipelines worldwide, has won a $850 million contract to complete the feed pipelines of the New Refinery Project in Al-Zour south of Kuwait.

The contract has been awarded by the Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC), a subsidiary of the Gulf country’s national oil company, the Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC).

The scope of work comprises the construction of a system of pipelines of various diameter, approximately 450 km in length, for the transportation of crude oil and gas from various KOC South Tank Farm manifolds to the new Al Zour refinery.

The project also includes developing a network for transporting refined products to the storage areas present in the refinery of Al-Ahmadi. These products will also be used to feed the Northern Power Station owned by the Water and Electricity Ministry.

Saipem's CEO, Stefano Cao, said he welcomed "with particular satisfaction this new contract from such an important client as Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) both because it marks a new milestone for the Company in the onshore E&C sector."

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