08/01/2014 - Az-Zour, Kuwait

Al-Zour North IWPP, Kuwait

The project includes 10 MED-TVC desalination units of 48,640 m3/day (10.7 MIGD) for a total capacity of 486,400 m3/day (107 MIGD)


Sidem with Consortium Partner Hyundai Heavy Industries were awarded a contract to build a 486,400 m3/day seawater desalination plant at Az-Zour, Kuwait.

This project is part of the first Independent Water and Power Project developed by the State of Kuwait under the Public-Private Partnership Programme. It encompasses the construction of the new desalination plant together with a 1,500-MW power plant that will be constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries as well as part of the Engineering Procurement and Construction contract.

The Client is the consortium made up of GDF Suez Energy International (France), Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) and Abdullah Hamad Al-Sager and Brothers (Kuwait).

The plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.

The Az Zour desalination plant will account for approximately 20% of Kuwait's installed capacity.

Sidem is the world leader in the supply of thermal desalination units based on multiple effect distillation process.

Sidem is a subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technology.