Kuwait ministry signs $141m contracts to upgrade two power plants

April 12, 2018

Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water signed two contracts, worth $141m (KWD47m), to upgrade its power plants.

The fuel reception and control systems of the Doha West and the Sabiya power plants will be upgraded through the contracts.

Bakheet Al-Rashidi, Kuwait's Minister of Electricity and Water, signed both agreements.

The first agreement, worth $123m (KWD41m), entails renovation work on the Doha West power station's fuel reception systems.

Spanning 30 months, the project also includes the replacement of dilapidated fuel pipelines, and the establishment of early detection systems to prevent gas and hydronic radiant leaks that may damage the pipelines.

Meanwhile, the second contract is worth $18m (KWD6m), and includes the overhaul of the Sabiya power plant's fuel has conditioning (FGS) system in 36 months.

Al-Rashidi said that a $384.7m (KWD116.7m) sea-water desalination plant under way at the Doha West power plant, is 76% complete.

The plant is being built to use reverse osmosis (RO) technology, according to Al-Rashidi, who is also Kuwait's Minister of Oil.

Project completion is set for no later than 29 November, the minister revealed, adding that the facility would produce 60 million gallons of water per day.