Amec has been awarded a US$528m project management consultancy (PMC) contract by the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for aÂ new oil refineryÂ at Al Zour, Kuwait.
When completed in 2018 the multi-billion dollar refinery is expected to be the largest in the Middle East and will increase Kuwait’s refinery capacity by 615,000 barrels per day.
The contract is expected to create around 300 new jobs for Amec.
Dr Hisham Mahmoud, Amec’s Group President, Growth Regions, said: "This contract award supports our Vision 2015 strategy, which includes growing our presence in the Middle East’s oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. It is also anÂ example of our ability to leverage our global design, engineering and project management expertise to deliver complex projects for our customers anywhere in the world."
The new refinery is expected to be the largest in the Middle East