Swiss engineering group ABB has won a $60 million contract from the government of Kuwait to refurbish a combined desalination and steam plant at Doha West. The 2.4 GW plant produces 150 million cubic meters of drinking water per year and a round 25% of the national generation capacity.

ABB will extend the plant’s lifespan by replacing old instrumentation and control systems with state-of-the-art ABB control technologies.

Originally constructed in 1979, it is one of five stations owned by Kuwait’s Ministry of Energy and is one of the largest desalination and steam power plants in the country.