Az-Zour North One Power and Water Plant is the first privately-owned gas-fired combined cycle power and water desalination plant in Kuwait, which will have a capacity exceeding 1,500 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 107 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD) (the equivalent of 486 thousand cubic meters per day).
Power generated from Az-Zour North One Plant will be equivalent to 10% of Kuwait’s installed power generation capacity, while the water output will represent 20% of Kuwait’s water desalination capacity.
The Plant aims to support Kuwait’s significant increase in electricity demand over the coming years, in an effort to help meet an anticipated peak demand of 25 gigawatts (GW) by 2025.
The treated water and the power produced from the Plant will be entirely supplied to the country’s national power and water grid operated by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) under a 40-year long-term Energy Conversion and Water Purchase Agreement (ECWPA). ENGIE and Sumitomo will undertake the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant on an equal share basis.