Sofis is to supply 4,500 valve interlocks to an EPC contractor delivering the first phase of a heavy oil development programme for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The interlocks will mainly be fitted to pressure safety valves and pig traps.
EPC contractor chooses Sofis for Kuwait Oil Company project
The EPC contractor chose Sofis for this project because of our local engineering support and engineering capability. Delivering such a large-scale project requires close coordination between project teams; with our regional office in Dubai, that was something Sofis could provide. Also, as large as a project of this nature is, it still only represents around a fifth of Sofis’s annual production capacity; for many of our competitors, it would entail more than a year’s work.
Greenfield and brownfield facilities
The KOC programme covers greenfield and brownfield facilities, including engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up, and operations and maintenance work for the main central processing facility (CPF) and associated infrastructure, as well as the production support complex. This includes a 162-km pipeline to transport the heavy crude from the CPF to the South Tank Farm located in Ahmadi.