BBS wins big Kuwait desalination contract
Kuwait, May 28, 2012
Babcock Borsig Service Kuwait (BBS), has clinched a 8.5 million euros ($10.6 million) contract from the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water for re-furbishment of desalination units at Shuwaikh Power and Distillation Station.
BBS, part of Deutsche Babcock Middle East, said the Kuwait ministry's move comes as part of its efforts to boost desalinated water capacity by 75 per cent within the next five years.
As per the contract, BBS will carry out repair and replacement works on three distillation units at the Kuwaiti plant.
According to BBS, the scope of the project includes design, procurement, manufacturing, supply of parts and material, dismantling, refurbishment, testing, commissioning and maintenance services over a period of three years.
The contract covers the Shuwaikh facility's three distillation units each with a capacity of 6 MIGPD, it added.
'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,' remarked Dr Thomas Suckut, the CEO of Deutsche Babcock Middle East.
Deutsche Babcock Middle East has a major presence in the Gulf since 1968 and boasts of currently 1.500 employees.
It is a leading provider of customized services, technology and products to a wide range of clients involved in power & desalination, oil & gas and other industries based in the Gulf region.
BBS will propose an increase in the efficiency/output package for 3 distillers using the company's patents STRT (Steam Recirculation System) and BRIC (Improved Brine Recirculation Circuit), stated Dr Suckut.
The change is in line with Kuwait's plan to raise the desalinated water capacity within the next five years from 490 million gallons per day to 700 million gallons per day, he added.
Kuwait was recently named as one of the countries with the least secure water supply in the world.-TradeArabia News Service