- MHPS’s Advanced Class Gas Turbines provide low cost, low emission energy with world-leading efficiency and 99.5% reliability
- More than 150 participants to attend including Kuwaiti MEW officials, IPP and EPC representatives
- Presentation of solutions utilizing the latest technologies to ensure a stable energy supply in Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 8 April 2019: In an impressive display of Japanese technological advancement and efficiency and Kuwaiti far-sightedness and ambition, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) held an advanced technology seminar on April 8 in Kuwait City, centered on gas turbine combined-cycle power generation systems. The increasing demand for electricity, the desire to introduce natural gas as the fuel of choice and the need to provide reliable power are essential to implementing the government’s priority to significantly reduce its dependence on oil and drive diversification of the power sector.
Attended by a host of dignitaries including Eng Mohammad Boshehri, Undersecretary for Electricity and Water in Kuwait and Takashi Ahiski, Ambassador of Japan to the State of Kuwait, the event showcased the technologies that are changing the landscape of the energy sector, illustrating how the precision engineering of MHPS Gas Turbines today can enhance, and advance, low cost wind and solar energy supplies.
The technical conference will cover the expansive, optimistic look into the future, and highlight the specific changes occurring right now in Kuwait.
Speaking at the event, Mohammad Boshehri stated: “We are ambitious here in Kuwait, and we want to lead the region, and the world, in creating the most advanced, reliable, diversified and sustainable energy sector on the planet. We want to develop an energy landscape that shows the world power beyond carbon – clean power built to last.”
As a world-leading supplier of equipment and services to the power generation market – including the world’s most advanced and reliable gas turbine series – MHPS is working across the region advancing the next generation of power. Significantly, in Kuwait, MHPS is fueling the deployment of new technologies and also supporting the nation by helping to nurture and develop local talent through a close partnership.
As Akimasa Muyama, Chief Technical Officer of MHPS said in his opening address: “Our partnerships here in Kuwait are a shining example of the collaboration and connectivity that can deliver significant transformation in the sector. What this proves is that, for change to happen, strong partnerships are essential. A depth of understanding of the customer is essential. Long-term investment is essential.”
“Kuwait’s electric power sector is currently in the midst of transformation. Replacing oil-fired plants with natural gas or renewable energy will reduce or eliminate carbon. The increase in renewable energy requires addressing the issue of power system stability. MHPS’s, latest generation of gas turbine technologies combined with MHPS digital solutions are capable of ensuring a stable energy supply for Kuwait.” He added.
With the harmonious display of partnership working showcased today – and the shared commitment to the creation of a world-leading, diversified, and sustainable, energy sector in Kuwait – it is clear the drive to a change in power for a brighter future here is well underway.