Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (Mew) has awarded a supervision services contract for five power stations in the country to a consortium led by UK-headquartered engineering and project management company Penspen.
According to a statement on Penspen’s website, the UK firm will implement the three-year contract alongside Kuwait’s Jassim Qabazard Engineering Consultants, an architectural and engineering consultancy.
Under the scope of the contract, Penspen’s team will be responsible for the management and administration of the procurement and construction contractors.
Mew's Doha West, Suwaikh, Sabiya, Az Zour, and Al Kheiran Power Stations are covered under the contract.
Procurement and construction contractors will deliver residual engineering services, as well as detailed engineering work based on requirement. They will be involved with the project through to the commissioning stages of the power stations.
Commenting on the contract, Neale Carter, executive vice president for Penspen's Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific business, said: “We have already worked extensively with Mew for the successful completion of the project's Phase I – detailed engineering – and are confident that our experience will help the company to deliver its objectives more efficiently.”
In April 2018, Mew awarded a renovation contract worth $123m (KWD41m) for the Doha West power station's fuel reception systems.
Penspen, meanwhile, won a $70m (AED257m) project management consultancy contract from the UAE's Adnoc Onshore for 15 of its major projects in November 2018.