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February 17, 2022

Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III), Kuwait

By Carmen

Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) is a 1,705.7MW gas fired power project. It is located in Al Jahra, Kuwait. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in August 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,705.7 1,705.7 Active Al Jahra, 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. 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 August 2015.

Contractors Involved

Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting was selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) ( Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase I Gas Turbine) is equipped with Siemens Energy SGT-4000F gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines with 261.85MW nameplate capacity.

Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) (Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase I Steam Turbine) is equipped with GE Power steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) (Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase III) is equipped with Siemens Energy SGT5-4000F gas turbines. The phase consists of 2 gas turbines.

Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) (Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase III) is equipped with Siemens Energy SST5-5000 steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine.

Siemens Energy supplied electric generator for the Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) ( Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase I Gas Turbine).

GE Power supplied electric generator for the Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) (Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase I Steam Turbine).

Siemens Energy supplied SGen5-2000H, Hydrogen Cooled electric generator for the Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) (Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase III).

GE Power supplied steam boiler for the Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) (Sabiya Gas Fired Power Plant (Phase I & III) – Phase I Steam Turbine).

Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting and Siemens were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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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