History of KAFCO

Preferred Jet Fuel Supplier in the region

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Formation
Expansion
New Depot
KAFCO was formed on 1st July 1963 with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) having 51% of the shares and British Petroleum (BP) owning 49%.

In 1970, BP’s shares were bought out giving KNPC 100% ownership.

In 1987, KAFCO became a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).

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 instrumentation system with a control console was installed with safety features and alarms.

In 1979, a major Depot expansion project was completed. Six additional jet fuel storage tanks were constructed providing total of 27 million litres. Large pumps, filtration equipment, pipework, valves, etc. were installed to deal with higher flow rates and moving of larger volumes of fuel.

KAFCO had to a build new and bigger depot to cater to the growing demand for Jet fuel at Kuwait International Airport due to Airport expansion plan

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