The Az Zour North II & III IWPP is 2,700MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects and Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy, Kuwait. The owners have 50% stake in the project respectively.

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

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy, Kuwait under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years.

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About Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), is a government company that regulates and supervises public and private partnership (PPP) projects. The organization promotes collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop quality infrastructure and services. KAPP develops ppp project concepts, conducts pre-feasibility studies, and selects qualified ppp transaction advisors. It undertakes projects in the power, water and wastewater, education, health, transportation, communications, real estate, and solid waste management sectors. KAPP’s project portfolio comprises Services and Entertainment Center-Egaila, Kuwait Failaka Island Development, Rest Houses and Doha Chalet’s Service Centers and South Al-Jahra Labor City. KAPP is headquartered in Kuwait City, Al Asimah, Kuwait.

About Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy, Kuwait

Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy, Kuwait (MEW) is an electricity and water utility service provider. The ministry's activities include the 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 electricity sectors. MEW also issues directives and instructions on matters related to energy conservation and rationalization. The ministry offers customer services such as the provision of permits for water and electricity supply connections, chemical works, designing water projects, and online services for payment of electricity and water consumption bills. MEW is headquartered in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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