The project reached financial close in January 2014.

Notice to proceed had been issued just prior to this in December 2013. Since then, the power and water facility has been in a construction phase. Construction of the plant was completed on 26th November 2016. From this date, the project is in full commercial operation.

This update shows how AZN1utilized the construction period to recruit and train Kuwaitis for the operational phase, From PCOD, AZN1 will continue to increase the number of Kuwaitis within the company.

It is highlighted that a core objective of AZN1 has been to recruit young Kuwaitis, whom can be trained for the specific roles associated with this type of privately owned IWPP. It is also an objective of the company to encourage Kuwaiti staff to remain with the company longer term and to progress within the organization over time .