Development milestone

DATE MILESTONE
March 2011 Request for proposal (RFP) issued for the Az-Zour North One
Plant development
March 2012 Preferred bidder was chosen
December 2012 Successful bidder announced
December 12, 2013 Kuwait’s first RFP process was successfully completed
Signing ceremony with MEW and construction started
January 10, 2014 Shamal Azzour Al-Oula reaches its financial close
March 13, 2015 Key interfaces connection with MEW and KOC:
Electricity transmission facilities
Main fuel connection (KOC)
Backup fuel connection (KOC)
May 3, 2015 First megawatt of power was generated into the national grid of
Kuwait
June 28, 2015 ECOD 1: 1 GTG in SC – 214.3 MW
August 11, 2015 ECOD 2: 2 GTGs in SC – 440.5 MW (achieved two days early)
September 18, 2015 ECOD 3: 3 GTGs in SC – 664.2 MW (achieved ten days early)
March 27, 2016 Scheduled shutdown of early operating units
September 22, 2016 First desalinated water to be delivered to MEW from MED
November 26, 2016 Project Commercial Operation Date
1539.2 MW and 107 MIGD net output commences

Highlights:

  • Early power generated after 18.5 months since start of development
  • Early Power generation of 3 units achieved 10 days early
  • On time Project, Commercial Operation in 36 months
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