Mitsubishi Power Awarded long-term contract from Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy to boost efficiency of Sabiya Power Station


· Project win includes upgrade of Steam Turbines and Generators for eight steam units as well as control system at Sabiya Power and Water Distillation Station
· Upgrade to extend lifetime of steam turbines & generators by up to 20 years, increasing efficiency and ensuring safe and reliable power generation and water production in Kuwait

Sabiya Power Station in Kuwait
Sabiya Power Station in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait - May 15, 2023 - Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), announced that it had been awarded a long-term contract by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy to optimize the performance of the Sabiya power and water distillation station and boost its efficiency, in line with Kuwait Vision 2035 to meet the country's growing power needs and goals for a decarbonized energy future.

Under the new contract, Mitsubishi Power will provide major plant upgrade services and cutting-edge technologies for the Sabiya Power and Water Distillation Station, the largest power and water provider in the country. These will extend the lifetime of the power and water station to up to 20 years to ensure efficient, safe and reliable power generation in Kuwait.

Mitsubishi Power will be responsible for the upgrade of eight (8) units of Steam Turbines, Generators (gas and oil fired) and Control Systems units, while implementing innovative technology at the Sabiya power station, such as Digital Electronic Hydraulic (DEH), new Turbine Protection System (TPS) and new Turbine Supervisory Instrument (TSI).

"We are delighted to award this strategic project to Mitsubishi Power, our long-term partner, to ensure the modernization of Sabiya with new and improved state-of-the-art power solutions that deliver high efficiency, high performance, and reliable power to the people of Kuwait. With the company's global expertise, proven engineering standards, and long-term track record in power solutions across the Middle East, we are confident that Mitsubishi Power will continue to accompany our journey of progress towards a sustainable energy future for the country," said Mr. Haitham Al-Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Electric Power Stations and Water Distillation Sector, Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy (MEWRE).

Mitsubishi Power is a key power supplier for Kuwait, with a long and successful heritage in the country that extends over 50 years.

"This new contract is the latest in our proud 50-year journey of supporting the state and people of Kuwait to meet their power needs with Mitsubishi Power's industry-leading, reliable technology and local capabilities. As Kuwait embarks on its next phase of ambitious growth in line with Vision 2035, we are committed to continue supporting the Ministry in expanding its power infrastructure and ushering its transition towards a low carbon society," said Khalid Salem, President of Middle East & Africa at Mitsubishi Power.

"We are honoured to provide our advanced and innovative solutions and services to the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy for the landmark Sabiya station, which has played a vital role in the continued economic growth of the country." added Salem.

Mitsubishi Power technology solutions provide a large portion of Kuwait's power supply, and power key installations in the Oil & Gas industry including Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, while also supplying vital equipment for Kuwait's desalination stations. 

Group photo at kick off meeting
Group photo at kick off meeting