Sulfur Handling Project

The project aims to increase the handling capacity of the expected future production of sulfur. New facilities will be built and the current ones at MAA will be upgraded for increased production capacity. The loading rates will also be boosted to accommodate larger ships. Sulfur storage tanks and solidification units as well as liquid sulfur storage tanks, sulfur granulation unit, sulfur warehouse and export facilities will be built. 

Health, safety and environment-related works to keep up with K-EPA are included.

The new facilities have recently been completed. Whereas the development works of current Sulfur handling equipment are well underway with 94.5% of the project works are accomplished so far.

Aims of the Project

KNPC liquid sulfur handling capacity will increase to 5,000 MT per day. Loading rate will 1,500 MT per day and up to 60,000 ton ships can berth at the new Export Pier.

Key Facts

Economic Feasibility

The LPG is extensively used as a feedstock in petrochemical industries; it is also produced for home consumption and domestic industries.
  Through sulfur exports, Kuwait makes major financial gains and adds value to the national hydrocarbon resources.

Environmental Significance

The latest technologies are used in collecting sulfur dust emitted during manufacturing and transport to limit harmful impact. Extraction and export of sulfur from crude oil is by itself good for environment as SOx emissions are controlled.