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Eng. Khalifa Al Furaij

Assistant Undersecretary
Power Stations and Water Distillation Sector

Power Stations and Water Distillation Sector

Responsibilities and functions of the sector

The Power and Water Distillation sector is one of the largest and most important sectors of the Ministry of Electricity and Water in the State of Kuwait, since it is the main source for production of electrical power and water distillation in Kuwait. The Power and Water Distillation Stations sector is concerned with electric power and water distillation projects, where the sector manages tenders and contracts related to new projects in electric power and water distillation to maintain an increase in the efficiency of electric energy and water productions, and thus, this increase is concurrent with the increase in demand for electricity and water, as well as, consumption, considering many factors. Furthermore, the sector supervises the execution of these projects to reach an operation point, production and periodical maintenance. This project is divided into special projects related to electric power and water distillation units. The sector is also concerned with the operation and maintenance of electric power stations and water distillation, where the sector prepares tenders and contracts of maintenance and operation and supervision periodically to ensure the continuity of production of electricity and water and raise its operational efficiency.

The Power and Water Distillation Stations sector has six stations distributed throughout the State of Kuwait and ranks from oldest to newest as follows:

• Shuwaikh power station and water distillation

Located in Shuwaikh area near Shuwaikh Port. Founded in 1952, its production of electricity is estimated at 33 MW / hour, and its production of water is estimated at 52 million imperial gallons per day.

• Shuaiba power plants and water distillation

o Shuaiba North Station

Located in Shuaiba Industrial Area near Shuaiba Refinery. Founded in 1965, the estimated production of electric power at 879 MW / hour, and estimated production of water to 45 million imperial gallons per day.

o Shuaiba South Station

Located in Shuaiba Industrial Area near Shuaiba Refinery. Founded in 1970, its production of electric power is estimated at 804 MW / h, and its production of water is estimated at 30 million imperial gallons per day.

• Doha East Power Plant and Water Distillation

Located in Doha area near Doha Port. Founded in 1977, its production of electric power is estimated at 1050 MW / hour, and its production of water is estimated at 42 million imperial gallons per day.

• Doha West Power Plant and Water Distillation

Located in Doha area near Doha Port. Founded in 1980, its production of electric power is estimated at 2541 MWh, and its production of water is estimated at 110 million imperial gallons per day.

• Al-Zour South Power Plant and Water Distillation

Located in Al-Zour area south of Kuwait. Established in 1988, its production of electric power is estimated at 5870 MW / hour, and its production of water is estimated at 148 million imperial gallons per day.

• El Sabya Power Station and Water Distillation

Located in the area of boys in the north of the State of Kuwait. Established in 1998, its production of electric power is estimated at 5300 MW / hour, and its production of water is estimated at 100 million imperial gallons per day.

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