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

The submission date for bids has been extended from the 5 January to 7 February.

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

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

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