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KOC – Oil Lakes Remediation – Kuwait - Project Profile

KOC – Oil Lakes Remediation – Kuwait - Project Profile


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Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is planning to undertake the oil lakes remediation in South East Kuwait.

The project involves the cleaning up of oil lakes, remediation of soil and recovery of oil. It include the development of oil trenches, the construction of a fully equipped permanent facility to treat 26,000 tons of drill cuttings per year and other related facilities and the installation of associated equipments.

In January 2011, KOC issued pre-qualification tenders for the three initial contracts of US$200 million of soil remediation work for clean up services with pre-qualification submission deadline as on February 14, 2011.

In April 2011, KOC pre-qualified 25 local and international engineering and construction companies and on April 11, 2011, KOC issued tender for the three initial contracts for clean up services with submission deadline as on June 14, 2011.

In June 2011, the KOC extended the bids submission deadline to June 28, 2011.

In November 2011, KOC initiated the process of negotiating with shortlisted bidders for the first three cleanup contracts, with separate awards intended to test technology.

The shortlisted bidders are Hera Group of Spain, Norwegian-Canadian Sar-Corre Mena, GS Engineering of South Korea, and Environmental Chemical of the US, Teri of India, Arcadis GMI of the UK and Tetra Tech of the US.

Currently, the three firms demonstrating their technologies in test contracts are TERI, Spain’s Hera and South Korea’s GS Engineering & Construction. The three deals are worth a total of about US$200 million and involve tackling pits that were used to store effluent oil and water from before the Gulf war. As these pits were already polluted before the conflict, the contracts will not be financed by the war reparations fund.

In February 2012, KOC issued a tender for PMC contract. The pre-qualified bidders for PMC are Aecom, AMEC, CH2M Hill, WorleyParsons, and Brits Buro Happold.

In August 2012, KOC appointed AMEC as the PMC contractor on the project.

In April 2013, CORRE through its MENA operating partnership company, Sar-Corre Mena Limited ("SCM") received the Request For Proposal ("RFP") documents from the KOC for the Oil Based Mud ("OBM") Cutting Treatment Services contract with a submission deadline as on June 4, 2013.

KOC also issued a tender to all pre-qualified soil remediation providers on a field demonstration project with submission deadline as on December 1, 2013. This field demonstration project is marked as the first phase of the project.

KOC has also issued Request for Proposal (RFP) to international soil remediation service providers to present their technologies for the treatment of sludge and soil remediation of the Kuwait oil lakes.

Canadian Oil Recovery and Remediation Enterprises Ltd. (CORRE) and EcoTecnos were appointed to test the technology. EcoTecnos' satellite detection technology will provide more information in tender documents about the contaminated area, pit or oil lake. Such information, assisted with 2-D images, will further assist in the preparation of tender documents that contain more defined and precise scope of oily sludge treatment and soil remediation work for the bidders. Furthermore, such thorough understanding of the scope of an oily sludge treatment and soil remediation project will support price optimization and afford bidders better preparation to execute contracts efficiently and economically.

In December 2013, KOC invited more than 50 firms with a variety of different technologies to submit technical proposals for cleaning the desert.

Out of these 50 companies almost 30 companies have responded, and as many as 15 companies could be given contracts to demonstrate their technology in soil remediation trials over the course of 2015.

In June 2014, KOC awarded SAR-CORRE MENA Limited to undertake oil based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and the mobilization and construction of a fully equipped permanent facility.

On November 17, 2014, KOC awarded a contract worth US$28 million to Alghanim International to excavate, transport and dump soil that was contaminated by oil spills, fires and ordinance during the First Gulf War in the north region of Kuwait.

The pre-qualified bidders for the contract were: Alghanim International (Kuwait), Mushrif Trading and Contracting (Kuwait), Alamiah Building Company (Kuwait), First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting (Kuwait), Kuwait Systems (Kuwait), KCC Engineering & Contracting (Kuwait), Galfar Engineering and Contracting (Oman) and Combined Group Contracting (Kuwait).

On January 11, 2015, KOC invited tender to excavate, transport and dump around 500,000m3 of contaminated soil from South East Kuwait.

KOC is in the process of selecting suitable cleaning technologies that should be employed and yet to define how the clean-up operation will be packaged and tendered.


The project involves cleaning up of oil lakes, remediation of soil and recovery of oil in South East Kuwait.

The US$2,900 million project includes the following:

1. Development of oil trenches

2. Development of over-pressure reservoirs

3. Construction of a fully equipped permanent facility to treat 26,000 tons of drill cuttings per year

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