The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), Kuwait’s public-private partnerships (PPP) body, has received three bids for the Al-Zour North 2 independent water and power project (IWPP).

KAPP received bids from three bidding consortiums on 21 June. Under Kuwait’s IWPP model, commercial tariff prices will not be opened until after the technical evaluation, which is likely to be completed in late August at the earliest.

The three groups which submitted bids were:

  • Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia)/Mitsui (Japan)/Al-Mulla Group Holding (local)
  • Marubeni Corporation (Japan)/Fouad al-Ghanim & Sons (local)
  • Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)/Osaka Gas Company (Japan)/National Industries Holding Group (local)

MEED reported in January that there was likely to be three bidding groups from the originally prequalified seven lead developers.

The Al-Zour North 2 IWPP will have a power generation capacity of 1,500MW and a desalination component of at least 102 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

As with the first Al-Zour North IWPP, the phase 2 project will run on natural gas as the main feedstock and gas oil, which will be provided by the Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW).