The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) says that work has begun on its power plant in Rabigh, 150 km northwest of Jeddah. It awarded the SR12.7bn contract to South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, Arab News has reported. The Rabigh-6 plant, using gas turbines, will be powered by natural gas and crude. It will have a capacity of 2,400 to 2,800 MW, around 12% to 14% of the 20,000 MW of power the SEC plans to add by 2018 at an estimated cost of $80bn.