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Kuwait launches $60m renovation scheme for Al Zour power plant

Kuwait has signed a deal to launch a major renovation of its southern Al Zour power plant this year

Kuwait's southern Al Zour power station will be refurbished, it has been revealed [representational image].
Kuwait's southern Al Zour power station will be refurbished, it has been revealed [representational image].

Kuwait will implement a major renovation of its southern Al Zour power plant this year.

Kuwait's Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water, Bkheet Al-Rashidi, signed a contract to renovate the gas power plant on 18 March, 2018.

The renovation deal is worth $60m (KWD20m), and includes the cost of refurbishing all units of the power facility, as well as upgrading all equipment used on site to ensure it is as energy efficient as possible.

READ: Gulf post-tensioning firms eye Kuwait construction market for 2018

The gas-fired power station's renovation programme is expected to span 60 months, Kuwait's state news agency, KUNA, reported.

News of the power station's renovation launch comes three months after the government announced a $33m (KWD10m) refurbishment of the power station.

The $33m project was also given a 60-month time frame for completion.

It was not revealed whether the latest contract announcement is linked to the programme announced in December 2017.

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