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GP Strategies awarded training services contract by KNPC

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Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation has entered into a multi-year agreement with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for training, documentation and competency development services to support KNPC's Clean Fuels Project. The value of this five year agreement is KWD 10 894 969 (approximately US$$36 million).

KNPC's Clean Fuels Project is a large, strategic capital improvement project intended to upgrade KNPC's existing refinery infrastructure, enabling KNPC to supply products meeting the highest levels of quality and emissions reductions standards. The project aims at developing and expanding the Mina Al-Ahmad refinery to refine 346 000 bpd, and the Mina Abdullah refinery to refine 454 000 bpd. As a result, the capacity of the two refineries will be 800 000 bpd. GP Strategies' involvement includes developing and delivering documentation and training for the refineries' operations workforce to prepare them to operate the new and upgraded facilities and to support them through commissioning, initial startup, and sustained, long term operations.

"We are excited to be selected as the successful bidder on this contract. We are committed to a successful, five year engagement with KNPC to support their workforce from commissioning through startup and in support of sustainable ongoing operations," said Karl Baer, Executive Vice President, Professional & Technical Services, GP Strategies. "We are extremely appreciative of the opportunity that KNPC, a global leading oil refinery company, has entrusted to GP Strategies."

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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