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Kuwait unveils new projects portfolio

MEW showcases nine developments in latest five-year plan

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Kuwait has rolled out a series of plans for new utilities projects.
Kuwait has rolled out a series of plans for new utilities projects.

By Peter Ward

The Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has unveiled nine projects that form part of its five year development plan.

Plans to establish new power plants in Al-Zour, Subbiya, Al-Jalai’ah and Al-Shuhaiba are among the major developments which were presented by the Ministry, according to the Kuwait Times.

The Ministry also emphasised that there will be a strong focus on protecting the environment by measuring pollution levels and using more clean power production methods at power and desalination facilities.

The importance of including the private sector in the development process was also underlined by the Ministry, as part of the plans to turn Kuwait into a global financial and commercial centre.

The plans include a 2,000MW 'gas turbine' power plant at the site of the Subbiya plant, at a projected cost of around US $2.3 billion. In September, Hyundai Heavy Industries and GE were confirmed as winning the contract to build the plant.

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