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.
The project budget is KD 210 million
Liquid sulfur handling capacity will be 7,431 MT per day
4 new tanks for liquid sulfur with 19,154 MT of capacity will be built
Sulfur granules warehouse occupies 14,000 m2 with 145,000 MT storage capacity
Most advanced international technologies are used in sulfur granulation manufacture (SUDIC)
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.
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.