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ABB wins $22m Kuwait power order

ABB boosts generation capacity and efficiency of Az Zour power plant

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The Al Zour plant in Kuwait
The Al Zour plant in Kuwait

ABB has won an order worth around $22 million to supply electrical equipment and power systems for the Az Zour South power plant upgrade project in Kuwait.

The order was placed by Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting, an EPC company appointed by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water, as the main power plant contractor.

As part of an expansion plan, 400 megawatts of generating capacity is to be added to the Az Zour combined cycle power plant, about 80 kilometers south of Kuwait city.

“The additional capacity will help meet the growing need for power, especially during peak summer consumption periods” said Franz Josef Mengede, head of ABB’s Power Generation business within the Power Systems division. Electricity demand in Kuwait has been growing steadily, driven by construction activity and a rising population.

ABB will be responsible for the electrical balance of plant, the DCS (distributed control system), field instrumentation and generator transformer. The project scope also includes the extension of the 275 kV GIS (gas-insulated switchgear) substation, medium and low-voltage equipment and the substation automation system. The project is expected to be completed by March 2012.
 

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