Kuwait seals KD 47 mln power plant upgrade deals

April 11, 2018

Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water has signed a pair of contracts worth KD 47 million (USD 141 million) dealing with upgrading fuel reception and control systems in the Doha West and Sabiya power plants.
The first deal, signed by Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi, entails renovation work on fuel reception systems in the Doha West power station, at an individual cost of KD 41 million (USD 123 million), the ministry said in a statement.
The project, with a set timeframe of 30 months, also includes replacing dilapidated fuel pipelines, in addition to setting up early detection systems to prevent gas and hydronic radiant leaks that prove injurious to the pipelines, the statement added.
Similarly, the second deal, which costs KD 6 million (USD 18 million), involves overhauling Fuel Gas Conditioning (FGS) systems in Sabiya power plant over a time period of 36 months, it noted.
Meanwhile, a seawater desalination project using reverse osmosis technology in Doha West power plant, worth KD 116.7 million (USD 384.7 million), has been 76 percent completed, Al-Rashidi, who also serves as Minister of Oil, revealed.
He pointed out that the project continues to run on schedule and will be completed no later than November 29, enabling the plant to churn out 60 million gallons of water per day.
The minister went on to put Kuwait's current water production capacity at more than 620 million imperial gallons, foreboding 'peak water demand' during the summer.