Saudi Electricity Plans 5.4GW IPP

SEC is kicking off the tender process for a world-beating 5.4GW gas-fired plant.

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has invited expressions of interest from private sector developers for a combined cycle power plant to be built, financed and operated as an independent power producer (IPP) project.

The PP15 plant will have 5.4GW generating capacity, burning gas as its primary fuel. It will be built 90km northwest of Riyadh at Al-Wasia, and will sell its entire output to SEC under a long-term power purchase agreement.

PP15 will require an estimated 620mn cfd of gas fuel. This will be in addition to the 1.41bn cfd of gas which will be required to fuel the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) and cogeneration plants among the 33.4GW of major conventional power projects under development or planned in Saudi Arabia (see table). (CONTINUED - 457 WORDS)


table Saudi Major Power Projects Pipeline