Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) has extended the bid deadline for the contract to build the third phase of the Subiya power plant.

The submission date for proposals has been extended to 8 March from 7 February.

The third phase of the combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) expansion of the Subiya plant will add an additional 750MW to its capacity.

In December, MEW received bids from contractors to convert the existing plant to a combined-cycle facility. The same firms also submitted prices for the deal to convert the existing Al-Zour South plant to a combined-cycle facility. The projects will boost the capacity of each plant by about 250MW.

The projects are part of MEW’s fast-track programme to boost the country’s generation capacity as demand for electricity continues to grow at a rapid rate. MEW estimates that an additional 10,500MW will be required to meet the projected 2022 peak load.