Kuwait’s inability to expand its power generation system has left it looking into hiring a power ship to meet 2025 summer-demand according to a 27 November report by local daily al-Seyassah. With political stalemate having prevented the development of new power plants, Kuwait is essentially looking to rent capacity from overseas and is eying 470MW capacity. While such a move would underline Kuwait’s failure to expand its powergen capacity, at least powerships can offer efficient generation capacity. Leading operator Karpowership states that its units can operate in “combined cycle mode to maximize efficiency,” and run on either gas or liquid fuels. Kuwait narrowly escaped a major meltdown this summer with peak demand in August coming just 5% below available capacity, and is looking to step up purchases from the GCCIA power grid (MEES, 3 November).