Two new petchems plants will be integrated with the under-construction Al-Zour refinery. PIC is also building new plants in North America.

Kuwait’s state petrochemicals firm PIC this week awarded a $34mn front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the Third Olefins and Second Aromatics projects in Kuwait to UK’s Amec Foster Wheeler.

The plants will be built at Al-Zour in the Kuwaiti part of the Partitioned Neutral Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to be integrated with...