Saudi Starts 4GW CCGT Plant, Further 30GW Planned By 2018


Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has inaugurated a 3.92GW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at Qurayyah near Damman on the Gulf coast. The plant was built by Jiddah-based contractor Arabian Bemco and Korea’s Doosan on a lump-sum turnkey basis at an estimated cost of SR6.88bn ($1.83bn).

The plant was officially inaugurated late last month by Prince Saud bin Naif bin ‘Abd...