CCGT Plants in Saudi Arabia
Al-Qurayyah-II
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Ash Sharqiyah
Configuration: six, 640-MW, 3+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2008-2013
HRSG supplier: Doosan, CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Bemco, Lahmeyer, SaudConsult, Doosan, L&T-S&L
Quick facts: This site is 100km south of Damman. The first phase comprises 4 X 625-MW conventional units.

Photograph courtesy of Arabian Bemco Contracting Co Ltd
Posted 23 Sep 2009

Ha'il-2
Location: Ha'il
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: 5 X 68 MW W501D5, 2 X 80 MW SGT6-2000E gas turbines
Fuel: crude oil, distillate oil
Operation: 1985-2011
T/G supplier: WH, Siemens
EPC: Alfanar Construction
Quick facts: This plant was extended with a 240-MW CCGT block.

Photograph courtesy of Alfanar Construction
Posted 30 Apr 2011

Jubail Marafiq
Location: Ash Sharqiyah
Operator: Marafiq
Configuration: four 685-MW, 3+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2009-2010
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Hyundai
Quick facts: The Jubail IWPP project was implemented by a joint venture of Marafiq, SEC, and Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and the Suez consortium (comprising Suez Energy International, Belgium, Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait and ACWA Power Projects Saudi Arabia), the successful developer selected by Marafiq in Dec 2006. Extraction steam is supplied to the associated desalination plant which has 27 Multiple Effect Distillation (MED) units that can supply 800,000m³ of desalinated water to Jubail Industrial City and the Eastern Province.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai
Posted 20 Mar 2010

Rabigh-2
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: two 413-MW, 4+1 combined-cycle blocks with GT11D5 gas turbines
Fuel: crude oil
Operation: 1988-1993
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Sadelmi, Saudi Binladin
Quick facts: The site is on the Red Sea 160km north of Jeddah and was developed by Saudi Consolidated Electricity Co for the Western Region. An oil-fired steam plant operates on an adjacent site and shares the tanker terminal for fuel delivery and a multi-stage flash distillation unit for boiler feedwater make-up.

Photograph by John Kirkby
Re-posted 28 May 2012

Ras Tanura
Location: Ash Sharqiyah
Operator: Tihama Power Generation Co
Configuration: 2 X 74-MW CHP 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Mitsui, Hyundai, Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Tihama is a 60:40 joint venture of International Power and Oger Group and has a 20yr energy sales agreement to sell power and up to 640,000 lbs/hr of steam to a nearby Aramco refinery. This is one of Tihama's four private-sector IPPs, the first in Saudi Arabia.

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 2 Sep 2006

Riyadh-8 Extension III
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: 4 X 120 MW 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: L&T-S&L, Al-Toukhi Company

Photograph courtesy of Larsen & Toubro
Posted 17 Feb 2014

Riyadh-9 Blocks A&B
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: four, 340-MW, 4+1 CCGT blocks with 7001EA turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1997-2000
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Raytheon, Bemco
Quick facts: Riyadh-9 (PP9) is part of the world's largest gas turbine complex on a 3.2km² site 54km east of Riyadh. PP9 has 56 GTG and 4 STG units in blocks A-F totaling 5,980 MW. Bemco began working on PP9 in 1995 and all blocks are fully online since Aug 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Arabian Bemco Contracting Co Ltd
Posted 23 Sep 2009

Riyadh-9 Blocks C&D
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: 20 X 55.5-MW 7001EA turbines
Fuel: crude oil
Operation: 2007-2008
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Bemco
Quick facts: The PP9 electrical work scope included four 132/380kV transformers, all types of switchgear, line and cable, bus ducts, communications and security systems, plus lighting and grounding. On the mechanical side were a 70km fuel pipeline, two deep wells, water and drainage systems, BS generators, fire fighting and ventilation systems, and a full laboratory and workshop.

Photograph courtesy of Arabian Bemco Contracting Co Ltd
Posted 23 Sep 2009

Riyadh-9 Block F
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: 12 X 55.5-MW 7001EA turbines
Fuel: crude oil
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: Bemco
Quick facts: The PP9 civil work scope included over 100,000m² of enclosed building space for  family housing, a mosque and shopping center, and security HQ. In addition, contractors built 25km of roads, a 5km stormwater channel, a water treatment plant with pumphouse and associated facilities, and an oil pumping and transfer station. Total earthworks amounted to over 2m³.

Photograph courtesy of Arabian Bemco Contracting Co Ltd
Posted 23 Sep 2009

Riyadh-10
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: 40 X 55 MW 7001EA turbines
Fuel: crude oil
Operation: 2010-2012
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bemco
Quick facts: On 30 Jun 2008 Arabian Bemco was awarded a SR 11bn turnkey contract with SEC for a 2,600 MW power station on an area of 5mn m² outside Riyadh. Phase I comprised 36 baseload simple-cycle base gas turbines firing treated crude oil. On 27 Dec 2010, Bemco was awarded the EPC contract for a 700-MW extension and on 16 Oct 2011, Bemco was contracted to convert the plant to combined cycle by adding 10 STGs, 40 HRSGs and 10 ACCs. When completed in 2015, PP10 will total 40 GTs in combined-cycle operation with a total investment value of some SR 18bn.

Photograph courtesy of Arabian Bemco Contracting Co Ltd
Posted 23 Mar 2013

Shedqum
Location: Ash Sharqiyah
Operator: Tihama Power Generation Co
Configuration: 2 X 153-MW CHP 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Mitsui, Hyundai, Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Tihama Power is a 60:40 joint venture of International Power and Oger Group and has a 20yr energy sales agreement to sell power and up to 1.2mn  lbs/hr of steam to a nearby Aramco plant. This is one of Tihama's four private-sector IPPs, the first in Saudi Arabia.

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 2 Sep 2006

Uthmaniya
Location: Ash Sharqiyah
Operator: Tihama Power Generation Co
Configuration: 2 X 153-MW CHP 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Mitsui, Hyundai, Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: Tihama Power is a 60:40 joint venture of International Power and Oger Group and has a 20yr energy sales agreement to sell power and up to 1.2mn  lbs/hr of steam to a nearby Aramco gas plant. This is one of Tihama's four private-sector IPPs, the first in Saudi Arabia.

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 2 Sep 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 17-Feb-2014

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