Kuwait’s Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) is understood to be close to reappointing the advisers it used for the Al-Zour North independent power and water plant (IWPP) for the country’s next two power projects.

The group, comprising France’s BNP Paribas, US law firm Chadbourne & Parke and Germany’s Lahmeyer International, is expected to be named as the advisory team for another IWPP at the Al-Zour North site, and also for an IWPP at Al-Khairan, according to sources close to the PTB.

Attention is beginning to shift to Kuwait’s next round of power projects as the country’s first IWPP, Al-Zour North, is expected to reach financial close in the second quarter of the year.