Saudi Arabia has launched the next phase of an ambitious plan to upgrade its fleet of thermal power plants. The Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) is inviting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for four 1.8GW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants with a combined capacity of 7.2GW.

According to the 2 January announcement, the Rumah-1 and Rumah-2 plants are to be developed in central Saudi Arabia, close to the capital city Riyadh, while the al-Nairyah-1 and al-Nairyah-2 plants will be situated in Eastern Province near the industrial city of Jubail. The plants are to be built “with provision for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) readiness, which will introduce to the ability to implement CCS or other potential solution to address GHG emission when deemed feasible.” (CONTINUED - 726 WORDS)