Doosan begins work on Rabigh power plant

25 September 2010

The Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has announced that work has begun on a power plant in Rabigh, 150 km northwest of Jeddah, after it has 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.

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.

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