Kuwait agrees electricity upgrade deals
MOEW signs contracts worth $40m to boost output
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MOEW) and the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim, have agreed contracts valued at around US $40m to boost Kuwait’s electricity output.
The first contract is for the supply and extension of fibre optic cables, together with their necessary accessories, in the Shuaiba area. The deal includes work to strengthen the electricity feed in the Shuaiba Industrial Area and Al-Zour by connecting a main power transformer station with 54-km long cabling.
The second contract, valued at around $20 million, involves studying, designing, equipping and installation work to improve power generation. This is aimed at boosting the power grid to cope with high loads of power, bolstering the performance of the network and reducing load by between 12 and 20 percent.
Recent news from Kuwait has revolved around efforts to increase the efficiency of the network, with a significant contract signed back in March awarded to Alstom Grid to run an integrated grid management solution.