November 17, 2020 real estate

GE wins long-term maintenance contract for 54 substations in Kuwait


GE Renewable Energy has announced that its Grid Solutions business has secured a long-term maintenance contract from Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for 54 substations located across the country.

According to a statement from the company, this is the largest contract of its kind and underlines the in-country strength of GE’s Grid Services to meet the requirements of maintaining the operational efficiency of Kuwait’s electricity infrastructure.

The 54 substations of different voltage levels – including 132 and 300 KV, will be maintained by GE’s Grid Solutions for a period of five years, ensuring planned maintenance and emergency intervention for smooth operation.

Mohammed Mohaisen president & CEO of GE’s Grid Solutions, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey & SSA, said: “The service agreement, the largest of its kind for us in Kuwait, is a testament to our competencies in meeting the requirements of the MEW. With a strong track-record of delivering long-term maintenance contracts in the country, we will focus on ensuring the timely maintenance of the substations, providing emergency services, and supplying spare parts for preventive and corrective maintenance.”

GE added that it has delivered key services contracts in the country and that it is a long-term partner in driving the growth of Kuwait’s power generation sector, and its investments in Kuwait include the GE Kuwait Technology Centre, among others. Additionally, GE also stated that it delivers over a third of Kuwait’s power today and creates employment for more than 250 people in the country.

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