Success Stories

Modernization of KCC Laboratories

Kuwait Catalyst Company and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

The objectives of the project were to update and complete Kuwait Catalyst Company’s laboratory equipment to cover all the company’s analytical requirements, acquire a suitable laboratory database to improve connectivity throughout operations, and develop procedures to improve laboratory operations.  The project was conducted in collaboration with a technology provider, Fraunhofer IKTS, with cofunding from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.

1. A Brief Description About the Company
Kuwait Catalyst Company (KCC) is a Kuwaiti shareholding company that specializes in the manufacture of Residue Desulfurization
and Hydrotreating Catalysts. The company started its manufacturing activities in 2000. KCC manufactures its products
under licenses from its technology provider Advanced Refining Technology (ART) and sells its products locally and in the
international markets.


2. The Impact of Science, Technology, and Innovation on the Project
The project resulted in more efficient operations in the KCC laboratory and in the quality of production in general. KCC
laboratories now cover all catalyst analytical requirements. The selection and installation of a suitable laboratory database lead
to improved laboratory connectivity with production and improvements in product quality. The project resulted in improved
laboratory operations including calibration programs and repeatability improvements.


3. Impact on Our Company
The project lead to improvements in the work flow in the laboratories, the enhancement of data flow between the lab and the
production department, reduction in analytical costs and the general improvement in the quality of all products.


4. KFAS Funding & Support
KFAS not only provided the necessary funds to execute this project but was also helpful in bringing together KCC with the
technology provider. KFAS was essential in bringing the project team together and pushing the project forward.


5. Would you recommend KFAS programs to other companies?
Kuwait Catalyst Company strongly recommends that all private companies take advantage of the valuable funding opportunities
KFAS is providing to improve and upgrade their company’s efficiency and profitability.


Funding Information
This project was co-funded by the Innovation & Enterprise Directorate, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences to
support in-house R&D for the development of Science, Technology and Innovation in Kuwait Catalyst Company.


Contact Information
Dr. Lobna Okashah
Program Manager - Enterprise Support
Innovation & Enterprise Directorate
Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences
Tel: +965 22278100, Ext: 2818
Email: lokashah@kfas.org.kw

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