Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced on 12 February that it has received an order for four 700mw supercritical pressure steam turbine and generator sets to be installed at the Jiddah South power plant, which is being built by the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).

The award was made by Hyundai Heavy Industries, which secured the SR11.96bn ($3.19bn) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the plant four months ago (MEES, 12 October 2012). The nominal capacity for the plant at the time of the award was 2.65gw, but the 2.8gw combined capacity of the generating sets suggests that SEC is looking for ways to squeeze additional output from its projects. (CONTINUED - 552 WORDS)