Gas Turbine and Combined-Cycle
 Power Plants in Saudi Arabia

Rabigh-2
Location: Saudi Arabia
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 courtesy of Sadelmi
Posted 25 Nov 2005

Ras Tanura
Location: Saudi Arabia
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

Shedqum
Location: Saudi Arabia
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: Saudi Arabia
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:  ADWEA = Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, CC = combined-cycle, GE = General Electric , GT = gas turbine, HRSG = heat recovery steam generator, mgd = million gallons per day, T/G = turbine generator, UAE = United Arab Emirates

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

Updated 03/22/07

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