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TWE was retained by the joint venture FDHJV, comprised of Fluor Ltd., Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., and Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide geotechnical engineering services for the Al Zour Refinery (ZOR) in Kuwait. ZOR is located approximately 80 km south- southeast of Kuwait City and when completed, will cover 16 sq. km and will have a total refining capacity of 615,000 bpd.
TWE’s scope of services included reviewing previous geotechnical studies performed by others and providing field observations during supplemental geotechnical studies including test borings, downhole seismic surveys, cone penetration testing, test pits, and field electrical resistivity surveys. We also reviewed laboratory testing performed by the Kuwaiti geotechnical subcontractor, INCO Laboratories. Our team also conducted energy calibrations for the equipment used to perform SPT.