GE signs Saudi contracts worth $500m

29 May 2008
The US’s GE has signed contracts worth more than SR1.87bn ($500m) to supply gas turbines and generators to power plant projects in the kingdom.

Under the first contract, GE will supply gas turbines for the 960MW expansion of the 1,700MW Rabigh power plant on the Red Sea coast.

The local National Contracting Company won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project in December (MEED 10:12:07).

GE will also supply gas turbines for a 260MW plant in Jizan in the south of the country and for a 120MW plant in Qunfutha in the west. The EPC contractor on both projects is the local Al-Toukhi Company for Industry & Trading.

GE has also signed gas turbines contracts for a 111MW power plant in Al-Jouf in the north of the country and a 183MW project in Tabouk in the northwest. National Contracting Company is the EPC contractor on the two schemes.

Saudi Electricity Company is the client on all the projects.

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