Shamal Al-Zour Al-Oula KSC, the owner and operator of Al-Zour North One Power and Water Plant, announced yesterday the successful conclusion of two years of operations of the plant.

Al-Zour North One Power and Water Plant is Kuwait’s first independently owned power and water facility with a current production capacity of 27 percent of Kuwait’s power requirements at peak production (1,539MW) and 35 percent of water generation (107 million gallons per day).

Al-Zour North One Power and Water Plant began operations in November 2016 and is the first stage of the country’s plan to significantly increase its capacity over the coming years as part of a larger effort to meet an anticipated peak demand of 25 gigawatts (GW) by 2025.

The milestone comes only 42 months after the Operation and Maintenance team took control of the first three gas turbines in June 2015 to provide early power during the construction phase of the site.