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October 25, 2021

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Complex, Kuwait

By Carmen

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Complex is an upcoming petrochemical complex located in Al Wafrah, Kuwait. The complex is expected to commence commercial operations in 2026 and is likely to have an annual petrochemical capacity of 6.72mtpa. The complex will use naphtha as its key feedstock. The plants in this complex are operated by Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries.


Details of key upcoming projects in Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with some of the key upcoming plants including Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Ethylene Glycol Plant (0.63mtpa), Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Ethylene Plant (1.4mtpa), Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Polypropylene Plant (0.94mtpa), Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Propylene Plant 2 (0.66mtpa), and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Xylene Plant (1.4mtpa).

The complex also includes Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Methyl Tertiary Butyl ether (MTBE) Plant for which the capacity information is not available/reported.

The technology and operator details for some of the key upcoming plants are as follows:

Plant NameOperatorTechnology
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Ethylene Glycol PlantKuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Ethylene PlantKuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Polypropylene PlantKuwait Integrated Petroleum IndustriesGrace Polypropylene Technology
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Propylene Plant 2Kuwait Integrated Petroleum IndustriesHoneywell UOP Propylene Technology
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Xylene PlantKuwait Integrated Petroleum IndustriesHoneywell UOP Xylene Technology


Key Products Capacity – Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company Al-Zour Complex, 2021-2030

The complex is expected to produce key products such as ethylene, xylenes, propylene, polypropylene, polyethylene etc.

Ethylene and xylenes account for major capacity share i.e., 20.8% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.4mtpa each.

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.

Methodology

Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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