Wednesday, 7-Feb at 11:30-12:20

Case Study: Kuwait’s Project Environment
Kuwait is investing some $115 billion in capital projects through 2020, including a massive refinery project, Al-Zour (NRP), that will double Kuwait’s refining capacity to 1.4 million b/d. Globally respected EPCs such as Petrofac, Technicas Reunidas, CB&I, Fluor and others are working in various consortiums, along with their industry partners, to deliver Kuwait’s ambitious growth plans. Handling the superheavy cargo required in this challenging transport environment requires barge beach landings, loading heavies at anchorage, and other complex maneuvers. Our panel of industry executives is uniquely skilled at moving the heavy-lift, out-of-gauge cargo essential to building these game-changing projects. A good thing, as the Kuwait project boom has not yet reached its peak.

Moderator: Matteo Pollara
Logistics Director, Petrofac

Matteo Pollara is Logistics Director with Petrofac Emirates. He began his logistics career as a technical advisor for Interprogetti Genoa, then moved on to a short stint at Stargas before signing on as a consultant at Agip. There, he served as consultant, naval engineer, and head of technical services before being named head of supply chain management. He then accepted a position with Petrofac as Project Logistics Director. He became Logistics Director in 2013.

About Petrofac

Petrofac Emirates is the first United Arab Emirates (UAE) joint venture company to provide a full range of engineering, design, procurement and construction services for major onshore oil & gas, refining and petrochemical projects. Petrofac Emirates is continuously developing its world-class engineering centre in Abu Dhabi.