ABB aids Kuwait


ABB has signed an agreement with Kuwait's central power and water utility, to provide maintenance services related to the Doha East power station and the Shuwaikh desalination plant.

The five-year contract will include the provision of technical and project management services as well as maintenance and on-site support related to the power infrastructure. Doha East is one of Kuwait's five major base load power stations.

The Shuwaikh Seawater Desalination Plant is a key part of Kuwait's infrastructure. With the ability to desalinate up to 90,000 tons of seawater each day, this plant accounts for six per cent of the country's desalination capacity.

"Service is a key focus area for ABB, and we shall leverage our technology strengths and domain knowledge to help Kuwait maintain the efficiency and reliability of these plants," said Franz-Josef Mengede, head of ABB's global Power Generation business, in the Power Systems division.

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