Kuwait plans to award two major power and water projects as public-private partnerships. The plants will further boost Kuwait’s reliance on gas imports.
Kuwait is ready to get power plant project developments back on track after a hiatus due to the fractious relationship between the government and parliament (MEES, 8 February).
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water and the government’s Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) are preparing to tender two independent water and power producer (IWPP) projects with a combined capacity to generate 4.5GW of electricity and desalinate 1.32mn m3/d of seawater.
The projects come after a lull in Kuwait’s power development following the start-up of its first IWPP project, 1.54GW (& 486,000 m3/d)-capacity Az-Zour North-1 in late 2016 (MEES, 16 December 2016).
The electricity ministry had been planning to award the development of Az-Zour North-2 with 1.8GW and 460,000 m3/d capacity. But this was...