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Electricity Ministry signs KD 62 million power deal – Public Works Ministry seals infrastructure deals

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water yesterday signed a contract worth KD 62 million for work on a gas turbine cycle system in the Al-Zour Thermal Power Plant. Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar signed the deal with electric power construction firm SEPCOIII, with a timeframe of 68 months, a statement by the Ministry noted. Moreover, the project also aims to increase energy production capacity to 250 megawatts (Mw), while the environment-friendly gas turbine system will operate on 500 Mw. When completed, the project is expected to curb energy consumption by boosting electrical energy production.

KD 25 million infrastructure deals
Also, the Ministry of Public Works yesterday signed two contracts at a total cost of KD 25.7 million for infrastructure repairs in Sabah Al-Nasser and Granada areas and a sewer line linking Al-Surra and Al-Riggae. The first contract deals with a project for infrastructure renovation in the areas of Granada and Sabah Al-Nasser, which is in its 15th phase. The project consists of work to form a 36,000-meter sewer line and replacement of damaged sewer pipes, along with other infrastructure work at a cost of KD 13.8 million. Moreover, the second contract, worth KD 11.1 million, is for a project to establish an 8648- meter sewer line linking Al-Surra and Al-Riggae areas, in addition to the fourth ring road. The project also includes work to repair several manholes and to fix sewer line leakages in these areas. – Agencies

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