Saudi Electricity plans to boost capacity

16 September 2009

State utility to add 10,000MW of power capacity to grid

Saudi Electricity Company plans to add 9,830MW of new power generating capacity to the kingdom’s grid between 2012 and 2023.

The state-owned utility will tender the projects between 2010 and 2018. Saudi Electricity plans to build the plants at Rabigh, Riyadh, Al-Shuqaiq, Tabuk, Al-Wajh, Tabarjal, Deba, Jeddah, Al-Qurayat, Rafha, Sharoura, Al-Uqair, and Al-Jubail/Ras al-Zour.

The projects will be implemented as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deals.

Demand for power is growing at a rate of 7 per cent a year in the kingdom. It is forecast to reach 41,065MW in 2009 and rise to 65,360MW by 2018.

Saudi Electricity revealed plans for projects until 2018. For a breakdown of all planned projects, see the attached table.

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