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February 17, 2022

Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant, Kuwait

By Carmen

Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant is a 773.7MW gas fired power project. It is located in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 773.7 773.7 Active Al Ahmadi, Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait

Description

The project is developed and owned by Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2015.

Contractors Involved

Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting was selected to render EPC services for the Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Gas Turbine)) project. SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction was selected to render EPC services for the Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Steam Turbine)) project.

Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Gas Turbine)) is equipped with Siemens Energy SGT5-4000F gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines with 261.85MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Steam Turbine)) is equipped with Siemens Energy SST-500 steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine.

Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Steam Turbine)) is equipped with Siemens Energy SST-800 steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine.

Siemens Energy supplied electric generator for the Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Gas Turbine)).

Siemens Energy supplied SGen1200A electric generator for the Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Steam Turbine)).

Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting is the O&M contractor for the Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Az Zour Combined Cycle Power Plant (Gas Turbine)). The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 7 years.

About Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait

Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is an electricity and water utility service provider. The ministry’s activities include supply of water and electricity; administration of power plant projects, electricity distribution networks, electricity transmission networks, water distillation plants and water projects; observation of environmental conditions in the production of electricity and water; and operation and maintenance of the water supply network in Kuwait. It offers annual statistics and related publications for the water and electrical sectors. MEW also issues directives and instructions on matters related to energy conservation and rationalization. The ministry offers customer services such as provision of permits for water and electricity supply connections, chemical works, designing the water projects, and online services for payment of electricity and water consumption bills. MEW is headquartered in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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