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L&T wins $122m oil refinery substation contract by KNPC

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) was awarded the contract by Kuwait’s National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and beat six other bidders

L&T has won a substations contract for a Kuwait-based oil refinery [representational]
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L&T has won a substations contract for a Kuwait-based oil refinery [representational]

Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC), the national oil refining company of Kuwait, has reportedly awarded a contract to Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to replace a number of substations at Kuwait’s Al-Ahmadi oil refinery.

According to Thomson Reuters, who cited Arabic newspaper Alaba, the substations contract will be worth $122m and is part of Kuwait’s multi-billion dollar ‘clean fuel project’, which will comprise expanding its refining output.

The contract works will include replacing the old substations at the refinery, the report stated.

It added that L&T also fought off competition from six other global bidders, including the UK’s Petrofac, US-based Fluor, China’s Sinopec, SNC-Lavalin of Canada, Egypt’s ENPPI Petroleum Company, and Kuwait’s Al Ahleia Switchgear Company.

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