‘1st phase of Mina Al-Ahmadi sulphur project in operation’
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14, (Agencies): The first phase of Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery Sulphur Handling Facilities Project (SHFP) — revamp and new — has started operations, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said on Tuesday.
The operation featured the first export shipment of sulfur granules from Mina Al-Ahmadi’s Pier 30, on the vessel LADY AMNA, capacity of 32,000 tons, KNPC’s CEO Mohammad Al-Mutairi said.
Al-Mutairi added that the first phase includes operating four reservoirs with a total capacity of 18,820 metric tons, and five sulfur granules units with production of 5,000 metric tons daily.
In addition, there is a reservoir for granules, 14,500 tons, and an independent solid sulphur pier for 60,000 deadweight (DWT) ships, he noted.
The second phase, totally revamping the existing sulphur processing facilities, will be completed by December 2019, the CEO explained.
Meanwhile, Jahra Industrial Area witnessed the inauguration of the factory (Omniya) for recycling plastic owned by Kuwaiti youths Sana’a Al-Ghemlas, Soud Al-Fawzan and Farah Sha’aban, reports Al-Rai daily.
Acting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh and acting Minister of Commerce and Industry and State Minister for Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Rawdan attended the inauguration ceremony which was sponsored by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Al-Sabeeh said the factory fulfilled three objectives and it is part of the industrial sector which the State is keen on supporting. She added the project is financed by the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises and it was established by Kuwaiti youths.
On the other hand, Al-Rawdan congratulated the owners of the factory, hoping for the amendment of laws in favor of the youths.