‘1st phase of Mina Al-Ah­madi sul­phur project in op­er­a­tion’

Fac­tory in­au­gu­rated

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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