(EnergyAsia, December 14 2012, Friday) — AMEC, the UK-based international engineering and project management company, said it has been awarded a US$528 million project management consultancy (PMC) contract by the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for a  new oil refinery  at Al Zour in Kuwait.

The 615,000 b/d refinery is expected to be the largest and the most modern in the Middle East when completed in 2018, helping to meet the region’s demand for cleaner fuels.

Hisham Mahmoud, AMEC’s Group President for 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 an 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.”

Alan McLean, AMEC’s Vice President of its Middle East, Africa and CIS business, said:

“This project is significant for AMEC in the Middle East and recognises the experience and knowledge we have gained by successfully delivering PMC contracts in the region. The project is also important for KNPC in enabling it to meet the demands of its customers.”