Commercial operations on the second phase of the Sabiya combined-cycle power plant project in Kuwait have started, GE has announced.
The state-owned Sabiya station is expected to produce more than 2,000MW of additional electricity for the grid.
The recent upgrade will increase the nation’s power generating capacity by nearly 20%.
GE Energy Middle East president and CEO Joseph Anis said: "The successful completion of phase two of the Sabiya combined-cycle power project is a reflection of the Ministry of Electricity and Water’s commitment to provide reliable electricity for the people of Kuwait."
GE constructed the plant in cooperation with South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries.
It is also providing operation and maintenance services for a period of seven years, under the terms of the agreement.
The South Korea’s power demand is growing at approximately 7% to 10% on an annual basis and is estimated to reach national peak load demand of 25,000MW by 2025.
Image: The Sabiya combined-cycle power plant project in Kuwait is powered by GE’s advanced gas turbine-generator technology. Photo: courtesy of GE.