Shuwaikh Power Plant
HPI was awarded a major turnkey power plant project in Kuwait at the Port of Shuwaikh. This emergency power plant is located in the middle of Kuwait City and shares its footprint with not only the Port, but the city’s main desalinization plant. Heading a consortium effort which included S&W Energy Solutions (SWES) and Alghanim International, HPI was able to meet all project requirements and complete the peak power plant in just over 6 months.
The project team utilized its multi-faceted and time tested personnel which became essential to completing a project of this scale and complexity. Without good chemistry from these three partner companies, the Shuwaikh power plant would not have been such a successful HPI endeavor.
The Shuwaikh peak power plant is built around six GE LM6000 gas turbines, each rated to provide 43 MW to 50 MW or approximately 300 MW collectively at full load. Given HPI’s roots as an instrumentation and controls company, it was natural for HPI to supply the supervisory control system (SCS) for Shuwaikh. This SCS system monitors and controls the turbines and associated plant systems, including air inlet chillers, gas compressors, and miscellaneous balance-of-plant (BOP) equipment. The SCS is run by two servers that are linked by fault tolerant fiber optic network cabling to each other and to the main control room.
The BOP and many other custom electrical panels for the plant were built by HPI in its Houston headquarters.
Due to its success at Shuwaikh, the Kuwaiti government asked the HPI-led team to help them with a second peak power plant at Sabiya.