Al Zour Refinery

Oil and gas
Zour, Kuwait

The project's scope of work involves the construction of an oil refinery with a capacity of 615,000 barrels per day or 535,000 barrels per day of mixed heavy crudes located at Al Zour, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. It will primarily supply 225,000 barrels a day of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) to local power plants and it will also produce jet fuel, kerosene and naphtha feedstock for petrochemical plants.

The project has been divided into five packages.

Package 1 includes the main process units in terms of barrels per stream day (BPSD):

  • 3 crude distillation units (210,000 BPSD each)
  • 3 atmospheric residue desulphuration units (110,000 BPSD each)
  • 3 diesel hydrotreating units (62,000 BPSD each)
  • 2 naphtha hydrotreating units (18,200 BPSD each)
  • 2 kerosene hydrotreating units (53,000 BPSD each)
  • A saturated gas unit (8,500 BPSD)
  • Heavy oil cooling unit

Package 2 includes the support process units

  • Hydrogen Recovery Unit (HR)
  • Hydrogen Compression Unit (HC)
  • Hydrogen Production Units (HPU)
  • Sour Water Stripper Unit (SWS)
  • Amine Regeneration Unit (ARU)
  • Sulfur Recovery Units (SRU) and Tail Gas Treating Unit (TGTU)
  • Flare, Sulfur Pelletizing / Conveying, Acid Gas Flare, Sulfur Storage Area

Package 3 includes utilities and offsite

  • Steam Generation Unit
  • Air Systems, Water Systems, Cooling Water Unit
  • HV Substations
  • Interconnecting Piperack
  • Wastewater Treating
  • Campus area with Administration building, Training Center, Laboratory, Mosque, HSE/Clinic/Fire-brigade, Central control room, Supermarket and dozens of refinery support buildings for security, operations and maintenance

Package 4 includes tank farm

Package 5 includes marine and export facilities.


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