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Japanese firm wins supply contract for Kuwaiti desalination plant

Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction has enlisted Japan’s Asahi Kasei to supply the pre-treatment membrane for Kuwait’s Doha Phase 1 desalination plant

Asahi Kasei has been enlisted to provide the pre-treatment membrane for the Doha Phase 1 reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination plant near Kuwait City.

Under the terms of the deal, the Japan-headquartered chemicals company will supply a Microza hollow-fibre membrane with a daily treatment capacity of more than 550,000 tonnes.

The contract was awarded by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, the main contractor for the desalination plant.

The deal represents Asahi Kasei’s largest order for water-filtration membranes to date.

READ: Doosan Heavy signs Kuwait desalination plant deal

The Doha Phase 1 desalination plant is being developed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water.

Doosan Heavy was awarded an $86m (KWD26m) contract to build the facility in Q2 2016.

Construction of the plant is due to complete by November 2018, and Doosan will undertake operation and maintenance (O&M) activities at the facility until November 2023.

Asahi Kasei stated that it will continue to pursue work on similar projects across the Middle East.

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