ABB wins $60 million contract

ABB has recently won a $60 million contract from the government of Kuwait to refurbish a steam power plant.


ABB has won a $60 million contract from the government of Kuwait to refurbish a steam power plant and help meet increasing demand for reliable supplies of power and water.



Doha West is one of the largest desalination and steam power plants in Kuwait, providing one quarter of the country’s power. Its power generation capacity is 2.4 gigawatts (GW), while its desalination units provide more than 150 million cubic metres of drinking water per year.



ABB will extend the plant’s lifespan by replacing old instrumentation and control systems with ABB control technologies, including an Optimax plant performance package to help monitor and optimize fuel consumption, equipment operation and maintenance.



ABB control technology was originally installed when the Doha West plant was constructed in 1979. It is one of five power stations owned by Kuwait’s Ministry of Energy, which in total have with an electrical generation capacity of about 9.4GW.