Veolia wins wastewater treatment contract for Kuwait’s Al Zour refinery.
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has awarded Veolia – via its Veolia Middle East subsidiary – the contract for the operation and maintenance of its refinery wastewater treatment plant in Al Zour in southern Kuwait.
A $63 million contract for a period of 7 years. Being one of the largest refinery complexes in the world under development, the Al Zour refinery is set to have a production capacity of 615,000 bpd, thus increasing Kuwait’s refining capacity to more than 1.5 mmbbl a day.
This new success confirms that natural resource management has now become a strategic issue for industry. Furthermore, as Khaled Anwar Al Awadi, KIPIC’s Deputy CEO in charge of Al Zour refinery said “through this contract, Veolia will transfer its knowledge and expertise to KIPIC and Kuwaiti employees who will be employed as part of this contract. Our Local economy will also have a major stake in such contracts”.