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Kuwait likely to issue power and water desalination plant tender in Q4 – Kuwait

Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is expected to tender the design consultancy package for the first phase of the planned Nuwaiseeb power and water desalination plant in Ahmadi in the fourth quarter 2020, a source aware of the project details said.

“The design consultancy tender is expected to be released by October 2020 with the design completion is expected to be by first quarter 2021,” the source told Zawya Projects, adding that the project completion is scheduled for December 2024.

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Kuwait utility Shamal Az-Zour makes market debut – Kuwait

DUBAI- Kuwait’s Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula Power and Water Company made its stock market debut on Sunday.

At 0845 GMT, the shares were trading at 0.388 dinar ($1.27) per share, below their opening price of 0.4 dinar, and after briefly rising to as high as 0.5 dinar, according to Refinitiv data.

The company, Kuwait’s first listed public private partnership (PPP), supplies about 10% of Kuwait’s installed power capacity and 20% of water desalination capacity in the country.

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Kuwait PPP developer recommends cash dividends of 25 fils – Kuwait

Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula Power and Water Company, the first power generation and water desalination company and the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project to be listed in Kuwait, said its board of directors has recommended a cash dividend payout of 25 fils per share.

This will be the company’s first dividend and relates to the retained earnings for the period from 2017 to 2019 and is subject to lenders’ approval, said the statement from the Kuwait group. 

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Shamal Az-Zour to list on Boursa Kuwait – Kuwait

Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula Power and Water Company announced today that it received approval to list on Boursa Kuwait’s Premier Market on August 16. 

It is the first power generation and water desalination company and the first private public partnership (PPP) project to be listed in Kuwait. NBK Capital is the listing advisor.

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Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula gets nod for Boursa Kuwait trading – Kuwait

Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula Power and Water Company said it received regulatory approval for its listing debut on Boursa Kuwait’s premier market on August 16.

The company is the first power generation and water desalination firm and the first private-public partnership project to be listed in Kuwait, it said in a statement on Saturday.

NBK Capital served as the company’s listing adviser.

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Kuwait scientists receive desalination patent in the US – Kuwait

The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has received a patent for the construction of a desalination plant in the US, according to the state-run Kuwait News Agency.

In a statement, KISR said that affiliated scientists were able to reduce the hydraulic pressure needed for the desalination of seawater.

Using a trial and error process, scientists designed a desalination unit with a 30,000 litres-per-day capacity, producing 35 percent of fresh water output with 15 percent of atmospheric pressure.

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Work on $60m desalination plant continues in Al Jahra – Kuwait

Construction of a $60million desalination plant is progressing on schedule, with Golden Rays Electromechanical Works acting as infrastructure contractor.

The plant is owned by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water, and is located at Al Jahra.

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Gulf Consortium Signs Solar PV Power Project Agreements in Oman – Oman

A consortium composed of Saudi Arabia-based utility developer ACWA Power, Kuwait’s Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects Company (AEPCo) signed a contract and agreements with the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) to develop a 500-megawatt solar PV power plant in Ibri, Oman.

It will be developed on a BOO (build, own, operate) basis, which includes the development, finance, construction and operation of the solar power plant.

The project, dubbed Ibri-2 Independent Power Producer (IPP), will be the first utility-scale solar power project in Oman and will utilize Solar PV technology to yield 500MWac of power.

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Kuwait, South Korea trade volume totals USD 14 billion in 2018

The trade volume between Kuwait and South Korea has totaled USD 14 billion in 2018, up by 33 percent, compared to 2017’s, which was divided between USD 12.7 billion as Kuwaiti exports and USD 1.3 billion as South Korean imports.

Kuwaiti exports of crude oil and its derivatives enjoyed the lion’s share of trade exchange with South Korea, especially since the GCC-member state is Seoul’s second-largest energy supplier after Saudi Arabia, said South Korean Embassy in Kuwait on Saturday.

Meanwhile, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon is scheduled to make a four-day official visit to Kuwait on April 30, during which he will meet top officials.

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Solar-powered water desalination plant planned on 63ha Kuwait plot – Kuwait

Kuwait plans to launch water desalination projects powered by solar energy on a 63ha plot of land north of Kuwait Bay, according to the director general of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Dr Samira Omar.

The investment plan was revealed on the side-lines of the 13th Gulf Water Conference, held in Kuwait on 12-14 March, 2019. Dr Hamed Al-Azmi, Kuwait’s Minister of Education, said the conference aimed to boost inter-GCC cooperation on water planning projects. 

GCC countries, including Kuwait, depend on treated seawater for drinking and irrigation, among other purposes. Water desalination projects are picking up in the region as the countries, focused on future population numbers, seek to bridge the gap between water demand and supply.

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