No 20



Ahmadi Refinery Fully Operational Again After Accident In 2000

Mina al-Ahmadi refinery on 12 May was declared fully operational once more, nearly four years after much of the facility was destroyed by an explosion and fire (MEES, 3 July 2000). The $345mn reconstruction program at the 450,000 b/d capacity refinery was funded mainly by insurance companies. In December 2000 it was announced that Fluor Daniel of the US and Sunkyong of Korea had been contracted to...