Az Zour North I IWPP is a 1,631MW dual-fuel fired power project. It is located in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2015. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Shamal Az Zour Al Oula. Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects, Engie, Sumitomo and A.H. Alsagar & Bros are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50%, 17.5%, 17.5% and 5% respectively.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Fuel Oil.

Development status

The project got commissioned in June 2015.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait under a power purchase agreement for a period of 40 years. The contracted capacity is 1,575MW.

Contractors involved

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the dual-fuel fired power project.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit I) is equipped with GE Power 9F.03 gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 225.8MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit II) is equipped with GE Power 9F.03 gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 225.8MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit III) is equipped with GE Power 9F.03 gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 225.8MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit IV) is equipped with GE Power 9F.03 gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 225.8MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit V) is equipped with GE Power 9F.03 gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 225.8MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit VI) is equipped with GE Power D1 steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 251MW nameplate capacity.

Az Zour North I IWPP (Az Zour North I Power Plant Unit VII) is equipped with GE Power D1 steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 251MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

Engie and Sumitomo were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Shamal Az Zour Al Oula

Shamal Az Zour Al Oula KSC (Shamal Az Zour) is an energy company that develops Az-Zour North one power and water plant. The company’s Az-Zour North gas-fired combined cycle power and water plant is located at Az-Zour, south of Kuwait City. It also operates integrated power and desalination plant. Shamal Az Zour constructs a power plant on a greenfield site owned by the State of Kuwait adjoining the existing Az-Zour South conventional thermal power plant. The company’s projects include the Gas-Fired Az-Zour North Power Plant and Az-Zour North Water Desalination Plant. Shamal Az Zour is headquartered in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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