Kuwait National Petroleum Co. settles on Intergraph

State oil refiner to deploy multiple SmartPlant components in mega-refinery revamp.

State-owned downstream operator Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is to use Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise (SPE) in a major revamp of its refineries. SPE engineering design and information management solutions will be used to retrofit and increase the capacity of KNPC’s 415,000 bpd capacity Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.

SPE was selected following ‘intensive benchmarking’ of the major plant engineering and operation solution providers. KNPC senior engineer for engineering and maintenance, Mohammad Asad Alawady said, ‘We are pleased to have Intergraph as our technology partner to support the growth of our refinery. SPE integrated solutions, including the SmartPlant Foundation, will enhance our design process through the effective management of high-quality engineering data for all of our projects.’

KNPC is also to deploy SmartPlant’s 3D, P&ID, Instrumentation, Electrical and Review components. Project management will be provided by CyberMAK Information Systems in partnership with Intergraph’s Middle East distributor, Atheeb. More from www.oilit.com/links/1105_23.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2011 Issue # 5.

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