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Babcock Borsig wins $10.7m Kuwaiti desal contract

Firm will refurbish desalination units at Shuwaikh facility

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Babcock Borsig will work on three distillation units at the Kuwait plant. (GETTY IMAGES)
Babcock Borsig will work on three distillation units at the Kuwait plant. (GETTY IMAGES)

Babcock Borsig Service has been awarded a US $10.7 million contract for repair and replacement work on three distillation units at the Shuwaikh Power and Distillation facility in Kuwait. The deal, which was awarded by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), covers the design, procurement, manufacture and servicing of the units over a three year period.

Kuwait is currently aiming to increase its desalinated water capacity from 490 million gallons per day to 700 million gallons per day within five years. Babcock Borsig will be working on three distillation units, each with a capacity of six million gallons per day. The company is set to increase the efficiency and output of the units using its Steam Recirculation System and its Improved Brine Recirculation Circuit.

Speaking on the announcement, Dr Thomas Suckut, Deutsche Babcock Middle East CEO, said, "With this contract, Babcock Borsig Service will make a significant contribution towards Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water aim to deliver essential water supply to Kuwait’s residents."

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