Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

Repair works underway after Kuwait oil leak

Repair works are underway after an oil leak and fire in Kuwait

Repar works are underway following an oil leak.
Repar works are underway following an oil leak.

Repair works have been launched following an oil leak and fire at a well in Al Maqwa area, Kuwait.

International companies are working hard to repair an onshore oil rig and its cathodic protect walls, after the well started leaking, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Kuwait Oil Company said the oil leakage at Al Maqwa "has been controlled".

A cleanup and repair operation is now underway at the site in Al Maqwa.

WATCH: Video: Construction Week In Focus – Understanding the UAE's updated fire code

Consultants from international companies set up specialist equipment designed to contain the the oil leak, said KOC.

These companies were contractually obliged to help manage the oil leak, as they had contracts with KOC stipulating cooperation in the event of an accident.

KOC said the oil leak was being handled "with utmost professionalism and the leakage has been contained to stop it from expanding", according to a quote obtained by the KUNA.

A fire that broke out around 750m from the well was successfully put out with no causalities.

KOC posted an statement about the oil leak on its Twitter account (Arabic).

بيان رسمي pic.twitter.com/oAsgkqfOHI

— KOCOfficial (@KocOfficial) April 28, 2018


Most popular


New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
Sub-Consultancy of the Year to be crowned for the first time at the gala ceremony


Leaders UAE 2019: Pinsent Masons confirmed as Gold Sponsor
Law firm is among the major construction industry players confirmed as sponsors for Leaders UAE's
Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
Dubai conference to see top officials discuss the people, trends, and challenges that will power

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 745
Jun 30, 2019