September 14, 2022 aviation

Q8Aviation signs TSA with KAFCO to service Kuwait Airport


LONDON: Kuwait Petroleum International, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), has announced that its aviation fuel affiliate, Q8Aviation, has been awarded a contract to provide technical services to Kuwait Aviation Fuelling Company (KAFCO), Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s jet fuel affiliate, at Kuwait International Airport. A statement released at the signing, highlighted the decision as an intention to enhance cooperation between the two subsidiary aviation companies within the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) group.

The agreement provides KAFCO with Q8Aviation’s broad range of technical services, including inspections of the refueling operation at Kuwait International Airport as well as the provision of using its technical documentation, training, and engineering consultancy services. It is also expected to demonstrate KPC’s strategic focus on synergy-driven integration between its subsidiaries and showcase its successful efforts at optimization of internal resources.

KPI’s acting President and Chief Executive Officer, Waleed Al Ben Ali said, “There is a wealth of expertise throughout the KPC Group and there is immense value in sharing knowledge and experience between us. I congratulate KAFCO and Q8Aviation on this important agreement and believe it will be of great benefit to both companies. We at KPI, look forward to further integration with our parent company, KPC, and its subsidiaries, so we can work together to develop our supply chain and grow our global business.”

Naser Ben-Butain, General Manager, Q8Aviation, signed the contract with Meshal Al-Tanaib, General Manager, KAFCO in London. Speaking at the occasion, Ben-Butain said, “We are pleased to work in partnership with KAFCO. Through our close working relationship, I expect further opportunities to arise in the future for mutual co-operation, especially with Q8Aviation’s well-known record of technical expertise in the global jet fuel markets.”

Kuwait Petroleum International is the international downstream subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. Established in 1983, KPI operates over 4,700 service stations across Europe under its brands, Q8, Q8Easy and Tango, and provides over 70 airlines with jet fuel in major airport hubs. It also runs two state-of-the-art lubricant blending plants in Belgium and Italy under the brand Q8Oils and owns shares in three joint venture refineries in Italy, Vietnam and Oman.

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