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Van Oord completes oil refinery ground work

Oil barrels

Ground improvement work for what will be one of the largest oil refineries in the Middle East has been completed by Van Oord.

The project was the first phase of a refinery investment by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and involved the reclamation of 65M.m3 of sand, as well as extensive soil improvement.

The reclamation area of 1,320ha is situated in a “sabkha area” – a salt plain near the coast – 30km from the Saudi border.

It will house the Al-Zour Refinery which will produce 615,000 barrels per day and has a goal of supplying low-sulphur fuel.

Van Oord will continue to work for KNPC in Kuwait on land reclamation for the construction of a port and the first phase of an import facility.

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