Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Co KSC


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KAFCO was formed on 1st July 1963 with the Kuwait National Petroluem Company (KNPC) having 51% of the shares and British Petroluem (BP) owning 49%. In 1970, BP's shares were bought out. giving KNPC 100% ownership. KAFCO's expansion started in the early 1970's with the completion of a new fuel depot and storage facilities; Three large fuel tanks were build providing a total of 4.5 million litres' storage capacity. A sophisticated intrumentation system with a control console was installed and safety features and alarms were provided to monitor fuel movement and all values were motorised, making it possible for remote control by just one man at the control console. In 1975, the jet fuel transfer underground pipeline from Ahmadi and Shuaiba refineries was completed. This eight-inch pipeline, 37 kilometres long, was constructed under the direct supervision of KAFCO engineers. The pipeline was internally epoxy-lined, externally wrapped and cathodically protected. In 1979, a major Depot expansion project was completed; Six additional jet fuel storage tanks were constructed, each witha a capacity of 4.5 million litres. Large pumps, filtration equipment, pipework, valves, etc. were installed to deal with higher flow rates and moving of larger volumes of fuel. In conjunction with the Passenger Terminal 2 project, a fuel hydrant network was constructed to facilitate delivery of high flow and large volumes of fuel to aircraft around the terminal building and cargo terminal. The instrumentation had to be enhanced to conform to the latest design and technological application installed at our depot.

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KAFCO operates as an independent organisation under the Board of four Directors. Since its formation, the company has made great strides in its field. The need for expansion was inevitable with the ever increasing demand for jet fuel. With the advent of the jet engine, faster and larger aircraft were built, requiring large volumes of fuel. Aircraft needed to be refuelled quickly, efficiently and safely. For the jet engine to function smoothly and reliably during flight, clean, dry fuel needs to be provided. Quality control has to be constantly monitored.

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