GE Vernova has completed upgrades on four gas turbines at the Sabiya Power Plant, the biggest power station in Kuwait, under a service agreement with Alghanim International.
According to GE, the Advanced Gas Path upgrades will increase block output by up to 6.3 percent and reduce heat rate by as much as 1.8 percent, increasing power generation to up to 70 MW.
The upgrades were part of a multiyear service agreement between the Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy and engineering and construction contracting company Alghanim. In addition to upgrades, GE Vernova and Alghanim will also provide supply and maintenance services for the units for seven years.
The modernization program aims to improve the power plant’s fuel efficiency and deliver reliable power output to Kuwait, especially during peak seasons, without increasing fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
“With a proven track record of delivering long-term services contracts in the state of Kuwait, we are proud of this strategic collaboration with the Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy and Alghanim International that has enabled us to provide responsive, flexible and efficient power solutions to help meet the country’s growing energy needs,” said Joseph Anis, president and CEO of GE Vernova’s gas power business for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Sabiya, located 100 kilometers south of Kuwait, has six GE Vernova 9F.03 gas turbines and three D11 steam turbines.