US-based GP Strategies Corporation has signed a KD 10,894,969 ($36 million) multi-year agreement with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for training, documentation and competency development services to support KNPC's Clean Fuels Project.
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider.
KNPC's Clean Fuels Project is a large, strategic capital improvement project intended to upgrade the company’s existing refinery infrastructure, enabling it to supply products meeting the highest levels of quality and emissions reductions standards, said a statement from the company.
The project aims at developing and expanding the Mina Al-Ahmad Refinery to refine 346,000 bpd, and the Mina Abdullah Refinery to refine 454,000 bpd, it said.
As a result, the capacity of the two refineries will be 800,000 bpd. GP Strategies' involvement includes developing and delivering documentation and training for the refineries' operations workforce to prepare them to operate the new and upgraded facilities and to support them through commissioning, initial start-up, and sustained, long-term operations, it added.
Karl Baer, executive vice president, professional and technical services, GP Strategies, said: “We are excited to be selected as the successful bidder on this contract.”
“We are committed to a successful, five-year engagement with KNPC to support their workforce from commissioning through startup and in support of sustainable ongoing operations,” he said.
“We are extremely appreciative of the opportunity that KNPC, a global leading oil refinery company, has entrusted to GP Strategies,” he added.