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Acwa, Taqa among shortlisted firms for key Kuwait utility projects

KUWAIT CITY, December 5, 2023

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has announced that consortiums of regional utility sector giants including Saudi-based Acwa Power and Abu Dhabi energy company Taqa have been shortlisted for its major independent water and power projects - Az-Zour North Phase II and III and Al Khairan Phase I - along with three others global players. 
 
These projects are being implemented by KAPP in collaboration with the Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy of the State of Kuwait (MEWRE).
 
Those shortlisted for the projects are: 
*Taqa with consortium partners - AH Al Sagar & Brothers and Jera Company
*Acwa Power Company with Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corportation
*China Power International Holding with Malaysia-based Malakoff International and Saudi group Abdul aziz Al Ajlan Sons and Company
*Nebras Power, a Qatar-based power development company and Sumitomo, a Japanese trading company engaged in diverse businesses including construction systems and infrastructure.
 
A key utility plant, Az-Zour North IWPP will have a net capacity of at 2,700 MW of power and 120 MIGD of desalinated water.
 
On the Al Khairan IWPP, KAPP said the strategic power and water desalination plant will have a net capacity of at least 1,800 MW of power and 33 MIGD of desalinated water.
 
The project will be located adjacent to the southern border of the existing Az Zour South conventional thermal power and desalination plant, approximately 100 kilometers south of Kuwait City.
 
Both the Az-Zour North and Al Khairan IWPPs will operate with a mix of liquified natural gas and high-pressure natural gas with gas oil as back up fuel. 
 
For the key project, KAPP and MEWRE are assisted by Ernst & Young as Lead & Financial Advisor, Addleshaw Goddard as Legal Advisor and Atkins as Technical & Environmental Advisor.-TradeArabia News Service



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