Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has announced that it has been awarded a long-term contract by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water and Renewable Energy (MEWRE) to optimise the performance of the Sabiya power and water distillation station and boost its efficiency.
As per the contract, Mitsubishi Power will provide major plant upgrade services and cutting-edge technologies for the Sabiya Power and Water Distillation Station, the largest power and water provider in Kuwait. These will extend the lifespan of the power and water station to up to 20 years to ensure efficient, safe and reliable power generation in the country. Mitsubishi Power said this was in line with Kuwait Vision 2035 to meet the country’s growing power needs and goals for a decarbonised energy future.
As per the deal, Mitsubishi Power will be responsible for the upgrade of eight units of steam turbines, generators (gas and oil fired) and control systems units, while implementing innovative technology at the Sabiya power station, such as Digital Electronic Hydraulic (DEH), new Turbine Protection System (TPS) and new Turbine Supervisory Instrument (TSI).
“This new contract is the latest in our 50-year journey of supporting the state and people of Kuwait to meet their power needs with Mitsubishi Power’s industry-leading, reliable technology and local capabilities,” remarked Khalid Salem, the President of Middle East and Africa at Mitsubishi Power.