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Top 10 power and water projects in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's demand for power has had to keep up with its growing economy. Construction Week picks out the biggest power and water projects in the Kingdom.

Top 10 power and water projects in Saudi Arabia
Top 10 power and water projects in Saudi Arabia
Top 10 power and water projects in Saudi Arabia
Top 10 power and water projects in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's demand for power has had to keep up with its growing economy. Construction Week picks out the biggest power and water projects in the Kingdom.

Yanbu IWPP

Value: US $4 billion

Client: Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu

Schedule: Bids were due to be submitted to Marafiq in August 27, 2008. Construction is estimated to start in the second quarter of this year and is expected to be completed in early 2013.

Scope: The project calls for the construction of a new independent water and power plant in Yanbu Industrial City. The plant will produce 1700MW and 150,000m³ per day of desalination water.

It will also use cracked heavy fuel oil and lowest additive concentration fuel as a back up.

Jubail IWPP

Value: US $3.4 billion

Client: Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu

Schedule: The Suez consortium was awarded the main construction contract in December 2006. The consortium is a joint venture of Suez Energy International, Belgium and Acwa Power Projects, Saudi Arabia. Construction started in early 2007 and is expected to be completed next year.

Scope: The project calls for the construction of an Independent Water and Power plant in Jubail Industrial City. The power plant will comprise four blocks and will be based on combined cycle generation gas turbines, where steam from the turbines will supply process steam to the desalination plant, which itself will comprise 27 units that will use Multiple Effect Distillation technology. Jubail IWPP will produce 2745MW of power.

1200MW Power Plant Next to Shuaiba Power Plant

Value: US $3 billion

Client: Saudi Electricity Company

Schedule: Alstom was awarded the main construction contract in July last year. Construction is in progress and expected to be completed in early 2013.

Scope: The project calls for the construction of a 1200MW power plant next to the Shuaiba power plant. The power plant is located 100km south of Jeddah.

Jizan Economic City (JEC) - Power Plant

Value: US $2.5 billion

Client: Saudi Binladin Group

Schedule: CPI Power Engineering was awarded the main construction contract in November 2008. Construction started early this year and is expected to be completed in 2013.

Scope: The project calls for construction of 2400MW captive power plant for an aluminium smelter in Jizan Economic City.

Jeddah Desalination Plant - Phase 3

Value: US $295 million

Client: Saline Water Conversion Corporation

Schedule: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction was awarded the main construction contract in December 2008. Construction began earlier this year and is expected to be completed in 2012.

Scope: The project calls for construction of phase three of the Jeddah desalination plant. 380kV Substation in Qassim

Value: US $191 million

Client: Saudi Electricity Company

Schedule: Siemens was awarded the main construction contract in July last year. Construction is in progress and expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2010.

Scope: The project calls for construction of 380kV Substation in Qassim province.

Tabouk Power Plant Extension - Phase 6

Value: US $175 million

Client: Saudi Electricity Company

Schedule: Najm Al Jazira Company and Trading Contracting and Agriculture were awarded the main construction contract in September last year. Construction started the following month, and is expected to be completed in November next year.

Scope: The project calls for the extension of Tabouk power plant, phase six. The plant is located in Tabouk city, Saudi Arabia.

380kV Madina East Substation

Value: US $170 million

Client: Saudi Electricity Company

Schedule: Al Toukhi Company for Industry, Trading and Contracting was awarded the main construction contract in June 2008. Construction is in progress and expected to be completed in second quarter of 2010.

Scope: The project calls for the construction of a 380kV Substation in Saudi Arabia's Madina East.

Upgrade of Wadi Al Dawasir Power Plant

Value: US $165 million

Client: Saudi Electricity Company

Schedule: Al Toukhi Contracting was awarded the main construction contract in July last year. Construction is in progress and expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2011.

Scope: The project calls for the upgrading and reinforcement of Wadi Al Dawasir power plant in Riyadh.

Qassim Fuel-Oil Pipeline

Value: US $132 million

Client: Saudi Electricity Company

Schedule: Gulf Consolidated Contractors was awarded the main construction contract in July last year. Construction began shortly after, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of next year.

Scope: The project calls for the construction of Qassim fuel-Oil pipeline, which will connect Al Qassim power plant with the existing national grid.

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