Kuwait Government Increasing Capacity

5 Feb 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

— Following in the steps of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait's government announced that it will increase total production capacity of the electricity and water sectors in the next four years. Steps already have been taken to increase the production capacity of electricity to 14,389 megawatts and water production capacity to 661.5 million gallons daily by the year 2010, according to a statement from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Energy The increase is needed to counter the projected demand in 2010 of 12,254 megawatts of electricity and 494 million gallons of water per day. The strategy has a two-prong approach: existing production plants and infrastructure will be overhauled and expanded, while on the other side totally new electricity and water production plants will be set up to increase capacity substantially...

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