When ABB and the Ahmadiah Group complete the work, the Mina Abdullah water pumping plant will pump approximately 1.5 million m³ of water per day from two desalination plants, more than doubling the country’s fresh water supply. This increase in capacity will support the needs of urban developments and metropolitan areas planned for the area.

ABB is responsible for the engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and testing of the electromechanical package for the new pumping plant, which is expected to be completed by 2013. Some of the key products to be supplied include the control and instrumentation system, motors, low- and medium-voltage switchgear, transformers, telecommunications and fibre optic equipment as well as the integration of 23 water facilities into a newly supplied national control centre.

Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division said: “The Mina Abdullah water plant is an integral part of Kuwait’s infrastructure development efforts and will help serve the growing water needs of the region. Our vast range of power and automation technologies combined with our domain expertise and experience in the water sector will facilitate the smooth execution of this project.”