Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Saudi Arabia

Al-Qurayyah-I
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Ash Sharqiyah
Configuration: 4 X 625 MW
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1988-1992
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Development Consultants Private Ltd, Taisei Corp
Quick facts: This site is 100km south of Damman. The second phase comprises five 630-MW CCGT blocks.

Photograph courtesy of Taisei Corp
Posted 27 Dec 2013

Al-Khobar-2
Location: Ash Sharqiyah
Operator: Saline Water Conversion Corp
Configuration: 5 X 150 MW desal
Operation: 1984
Fuel: heavy oil, natural
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Hyundai, Modern Arab Construction, Fichtner, SIDEM
Quick facts: Al-Khobar is a combined power and desalination plant which can supply up to 220mn l/day of potable water using the MSF process.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 18 Sep 2004

Al-Jubail-1
Location: Ash Sharqiyah
Operator: Saline Water Conversion Corp
Configuration: 5 X 60 MW desal
Operation: 1982
Fuel: oil
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Tosi
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: Al-Jubail  is a combined power and desalination plant.

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai Engineering Co Ltd
Posted 22 Aug 2004

Rabigh Rabec
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Rabigh Electricity Co (Rabec)
Configuration: 2 X 602 MW desal
Operation: 2013
Fuel: HFO
Boiler supplier: Dongfang
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: Sepco No 3
Quick facts: In Jan 2008, SEC began preparations to bid the Rabigh IPP. In Jul 2009, a consortium of ACWA Power and Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) signed a 20yr PPA with SEC for the SR9.3bn project. That same month, ACWA awarded a $1.65bn EPC contract for the two conventional steam units to a Chinese consortium. In Nov 2009, Alstom was awarded a contract for two saltwater FGD scrubbers for the Rabec IPP and ABB was awarded the 380kV switchyard and substation contract in Jan 2010. The development consortium consists of Kepco and ACWA with a 40% stake each and SEC with 20%. The financing won an award as Middle East Power Deal of the Year in 2009 as it was completed during the height of the global economic crisis, it was the Gulf Region’s first power project to feature a Chinese EPC contractor, and it featured the largest Islamic debt component of any IPP or IWPP to date.

Photograph by Lawrencio Kim (Panoramio)
Posted 17 Aug 2013

Rabigh Rawec
Location: Ar Riyad
Operator: Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Co (Rawec)
Configuration: 5 X 120 MW desal
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI, Mott Macdonald, Soluziona, MTMM
Quick facts: This power station and co-located RO plant was handed over on 1 Jan 2009. Rawec is a consortium of Marubeni (30%), JGC Corp (25%), ACWA Power (23.9%) and Itochu (20.1%). Rawec has a 25yr supply agreement with Petro Rabigh for 380 MW of electricity, 7,405 tph of water and 1,655 tph of steam.

Photograph courtesy of ACWA Power International
Posted 24 Jul 2010

Al-Shuaibah
Location: Makkah
Operator: Saudi Electricity Co
Configuration: 14 X 393 MW
Operation: 2001-2012
Fuel: crude oil
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: PB Power, Saudconsult, Sadelmi, Archirodon, Gama, Alstom
Quick facts: This the largest power stations in the Middle East. The site is about mid-way down the Red Sea coast.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 29 Sep 2010

   

Shubaibah IWPP
Location: Makkah
Operator: ACWA Power
Configuration: 3 X 340 MW desal
Operation: 2010
Fuel: crude oil
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Doosan
Quick facts: In June 2005, a Saudi-Malaysian consortium comprised of ACWA Power Projects, PIF, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Malakoff Bhd, and Khazanah Bhd was selected to build this plant.

Photograph courtesy of ACWA Power International
Posted 24 Jul 2010

Abbreviations

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

Updated 27-Dec-2013

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