The US’ GE has signed a contract to deliver its Mark Vle integrated control system at the PP10 power plant in Riyadh.

The client is the Saudi Electricity Company.

The system is designed to make the plant more reliable and efficient.

GE is responsible for the engineering, supply and technical installation services at the plant which will also use more than 30 GE gas turbines. The US conglomerate signed the $1bn turbine supply contract in February.

The local Arabian Bemco Contracting Company is the contractor responsible for building the 2,000MW PP10 power plant.

The project will increase power capacity in Saudi Electricity’s central operating area by 20 per cent. It is the latest expansion to the Riyadh power plant, which already has capacity of 10,000MW.