Mitsubishi Power Receives Contract for Upgrades at Az-Zour South Power Station

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The company will rehabilitate and upgrade eight steam generator boilers and replace control systems for boilers, steam turbines, and auxiliaries at the Az-Zour South station in Kuwait.

A consortium comprised of Mitsubishi Power and Heavy Engineering Industries and Shipbuilding Co. (HEISCO) has been selected by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy for a contract to optimize and rehabilitate eight steam generator boilers at the Az-Zour South power station in Kuwait. The upgrade work will recover steam generation capacity, increase grid reliability, and support power requirements in Kuwait.

"We are pleased to sign this contract with the consortium of Mitsubishi Power and HEISCO to ensure the modernization of Az-Zour South Power Station with new and improved power solutions that deliver high efficiency, high performance, and reliable power to the people of Kuwait,” said Eng. Haitham Al-Ali Kuwait, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy. “Recognizing Kuwait's need for new power capacity to meet our growing energy needs, this project is a step towards supporting a decarbonized energy future. With the company's global expertise, proven engineering standards, and track record in power solutions in Kuwait, we are confident that Mitsubishi Power will continue to accompany our journey of progress toward a sustainable energy future for the country."


The company will replace deteriorated boiler components with new, upgraded pieces and will optimize boiler operation by upgrading control systems and combustion systems. Mitsubishi Power’s large-scale rehabilitation project is expected to increase boiler efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"The Az-Zour South power station modernization project is a testament to Mitsubishi Power's track record in delivering reliable power solutions and successfully executing rehabilitation and upgrade services in the State of Kuwait over the past 50 years,” said Khalid Salem, President of Middle East & North Africa, Mitsubishi Power.“It's a journey we are proud of, and we are confident that through supplying our advanced solutions and services, we will continue to support Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy in powering the country's ongoing progress and development. As Kuwait embarks on its next phase of ambitious growth in line with Vision 2035, we are committed to continue supporting the Ministry in expanding its power infrastructure and steering its transition towards a low carbon society."

Az-Zour South power station was built in the mid-1980s and provides a total capacity of 2,400 MW. In addition to replacing components and integrating a distributed control system for the station, Mitsubishi Power is also providing advanced environmental improvement technology solutions to reduce NOx and particulate matter emissions—in line with emissions reduction goals established by the Kuwait Environmental Public Authority.

In 2024, the Hongkong Electric Company (HK Electric) placed an order with Mitsubishi Power for natural-gas-fired GTCC power generation system equipment for Lamma Power Station’s 380 MW Unit 13, which is scheduled to begin operation in early 2029. Mitsubishi Power previously completed GTCC equipment orders for Units 10, 11, and 12 in July 2015. In terms of the equipment included in HK Electric’s order, Mitsubishi Power will manufacture and supply its M701F gas turbine, a steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator, and a selective catalytic reduction system.