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Turkey''s STFA wins 137 mln tender to establish harbours in Kuwait.

| By Mohammad Al-Enizi (with photos) KUWAIT, Jan 29 (KUNA) -- Turkish engineering and construction group, STFA, won a tender worth 137 million dinar to build small boat harbours in the Kuwaiti coastal region of Abu Hulaifa and expand Al-Ahmadi's refinery's port, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) announced Tuesday.

On the sidelines of KOC's participating at the 14th Project Management Institute (PMI), Arabian Gulf Chapter - KOC Deputy Managing Director Ahmad Al-Rushaid told KUNA that STFA will establish a 70-boat capacity port to hold more oil tankers as well as refurbish and expand the existing harbour at Mina Al-Ahmadi.

This vital project will be able to accommodate the large increase in oil cargo that will result from the increase in oil exports as a strategy to raise oil production's capacity to four million barrels per day in 2020, said Al-Rushaid.

He noted that the company took into account the environmental factors in order to protect the environment from pollution, adding that it also studied the aesthetics of the project so that it would be consistent with the nature of the surrounding area.

He stressed the importance of the project, which is expected to be completed in two years, as it represents part of KOC's strategy for the development of oil production in Kuwait until 2020.

KOC entered into 100 million dinar contracts with international specialized companies to build about 70 multi-purpose sea boats for marine works, transferring individuals and connecting vessels, Al-Rushaid concluded.(end) KUNA 291215 Jan 13NNNN

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Date:Jan 29, 2013
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