US-based General Electric has signed a $700m agreement to supply the Saudi Electricity Company with power generation equipment and long-term services for a new gas-fired, independent power plant. The new power plant, Riyadh PP11, is located at Dhuruma, about 80 kilometres west of Riyadh, and will add nearly 1,730 megawatts of power to SEC’s grid. Under the agreement, GE will supply seven Frame 7FA gas turbines and two D11 steam turbines, in addition to spare parts and maintenance services for the gas turbines over the next 20 years.