No. 17



Ahmadis CDU 3 Restarts At 85,000 B/D, Raising Output To 285,000 B/D

The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said on 14 April that it had restarted the No 3 crude distillation unit (CDU) at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery at a reduced capacity of 85,000 b/d, boosting total capacity of the refinery to 285,000 b/d. The 120,000 b/d CDU 3 sustained moderate damage in an explosion and fire at Ahmadi in June last year (MEES, 3 July 2000). Last October KNPC...