Saudi Electricity inks deal with South Korean firm

30 September 2010

The Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has awarded South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co the contract for a SR12.75bn ($3.4bn) power plant to meet the growing power demand in the provinces of Makkah and Madinah, Arab News has reported. The Rabigh-6 plant will be powered by natural gas and crude, and will have a capacity of 2,400 MW 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 total cost of $80bn.

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