Kharafi National’s fabrication services manufacture a wide range of heavy industrial products for the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, fertilizer, power, water, and related industrial sectors in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf Region.
The company designs, manufactures and installs process equipments (separators, desalters, tanks, modular skids, evaporators), pressure vessels, pressure piping, heavy structures for the industrial and civil construction sectors and HRSG among a host of customized heavy-duty products in accordance to ASME/BS/AISC codes for large-scale projects in Kuwait, the GCC, and Iraq. A new product line in evaporators and de-aerators for desalination plants was added recently and the fabrication of shell and tube heat exchangers has also commenced.
Our quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. In addition, the company’s workshops are certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors as meeting the quality standards of those bodies, and Kharafi National is authorised to apply the ‘U’, ‘U2’, ‘S’, ‘PP’ and ‘NB’ stamps to its products. The fabrication facilities have also been accredited for the refurbishing of coded equipment, to which KN applies the ‘NB-R’ stamps.
Kharafi National has two manufacturing sites in Kuwait, in Shuaiba and Mina Abdullah. After a major expansion and investment programme, its fabrication facilities are the most advanced in the region, and include assembly areas that enable the company to fabricate extremely large works. To support its exponential growth, ABJ is investing heavily in purpose-built large-scale state-of-the-art workshops in built in Zone Three of the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD III) in the UAE.
The 30,000sq m Shuaiba facility is situated very close to the major refineries, petrochemical and fertilizer plants in the Shuaiba Industrial Area and near to the major highways leading to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. These facilities consist of four covered bays, with a total covered area of 8,000sq m, containing a variety of automatic welding and fabrication equipment.
The second facility is a newly-established unit in the Mina Abdullah Industrial Zone, covering an area of 230,000sq m. Its equipment includes conventional and highly-sophisticated CNC machines, a 7.5 x 7.5 x 40m PHWT furnace, profile cutting machines, surface preparation and painting facilities, and enclosed vaults for radiography work. These superb facilities provide Kharafi National with the capability to manufacture the large engineering products being demanded for the strategic industrial developments currently taking place in Kuwait and neighbouring Arabian Gulf countries.
Kharafi National’s comprehensive and highly-advanced fabrication facilities are complemented by a complete range of the skills required in design, fabrication and assembly. The company invests in the most skilled engineers and managers in the industry and its manufacturing sites are each operated by several hundred highly-skilled tradesmen. Design, fabrication and assembly activities are controlled by advanced computerised management systems.
The company’s fabrication services comply with all occupational health, safety and environmental rules and regulations, and its workshops are notable for their safe-working practices.