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Kuwait hands out Shuwaikh refurb deal

Japanese firm wins contract to replace control systems at plant

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The Shuwaikh plant provides 6% of Kuwait's desal capacity.
The Shuwaikh plant provides 6% of Kuwait's desal capacity.

Japan’s Yokogawa Electric has won a major order from the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water to replace control systems at the Shuwaikh desalination plant, one of the country’s largest.

The deal will see Yokogawa update control systems for three boilers, three distillation units and auxiliary facilities, thus making the plant’s operations more efficient and reliable, according to a report in Japan’s Corporate News Network.

Shuwaikh has been in operation since 1953 and provides up to 90,000 tonnes of desalinated water a day – about 6% of Kuwait’s capacity.

Work on the project will start in February next year and is expected to last for two years.

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