French firm to provide components for Saudi power plant

31 March 2014

France’s Vallourec to supply equipment for South Korean-constructed Shuqaiq steam power plant

French company Vallourec has been selected to supply equipment for the Shuqaiq steam power plant, currently under construction in Saudi Arabia.

Vallourec will supply 10,000 tonnes of tubes for the plant boilers, which are to be delivered in the first, second and third quarters of 2014.

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) was awarded the $3.3bn construction deal for the plant on 4 August 2013. The client for the project is the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).

HHI has made contract awards to US’ GE for the supply of 24 variable-speed drives (VSD) of 18MW each and France’s Alstom to supply four 720MW steam turbine generator sets.

The Shuqaiq power plant will be built on a turnkey basis, which is to include engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), testing and commissioning. The plant will be located on the Red Sea coast, about 580 kilometres south of Jeddah, and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.

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