Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries will operate the upcoming Al-Zour refinery, proposed to be built at Al Ahmadi in Kuwait. The integrated refinery will be owned by Kuwait Petroleum and is expected to start operations in 2022.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 615
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 98
Reformer (mbd): 66
Hydrotreater (mbd): 720
Alkylation (mbd): 9

During the period 2021-2025, the Al-Zour refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $1,920m.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Al-Zour refinery include the following.

Main EPC: China Petrochemical, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Eni, Fluor, Hanwha.

EPC: Al-Habshi Engineering Consultant Office, Arabi Energy and Technology, China National Offshore Oil, China Petrochemical, Essar Projects.

About Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp, operates and manages refining, petrochemicals and liquefied natural gas import operations. The company produces fuel oil and related products, crude oil, hydrocarbon products, polypropylene and natural gas. It also carries out engineering, procurement and construction of refinery facility to process heavy crude oil; supply of gasoline and natural gas to oil and gas and petrochemical markets; upgradation of fuel products to high value petrochemicals products; and supplies natural gas to generate electricity for consumer in Kuwait. The company operates offices and facilities in Al Zour region. KIPIC is headquartered in Salmiya, Kuwait.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.