Officials at the signing ceremony.

Mitsubishi Power, a key brand of Japanese group Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has announced that its consortium with Korea’s Heavy Engineering Industries and Shipbuilding Company (Heisco) has clinched a landmark contract from the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy (MEWRE) for the optimisation and rehabilitation of eight units at the Az-Zour South Power Station, which will recover steam generation capacity, increase reliability of the grid and support the country’s growing power needs.

The Az-Zour South Power Station was built in the mid-1980s and was a cornerstone of Kuwait’s energy sector and one of its main pillars providing a total capacity of 2,400 MW.

Under the new contract, Mitsubishi Power will provide services for the rehabilitation of the steam units to improve operational reliability by overhauling deteriorated components and integrate a new Distributed Control System (DCS).

Mitsubishi Power is also providing advanced environmental improvement technology solutions aiming at reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions, which aligns with the Kuwait Environmental Public Authority (KEPA) goals for emission reduction in the country.

“We are pleased to sign this contract with the consortium of Mitsubishi Power and Heisco, our long-standing partners, to ensure the modernisation of Az-Zour South Power Station with new and improved cutting-edge power solutions that deliver high efficiency, high performance, and reliable power to the people of Kuwait,” said Engineer Haitham Al Ali Kuwait, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy.

“Recognising Kuwait’s need for new power capacity to meet our growing energy needs, this project is a critical step towards supporting a decarbonised energy future,” he stated.