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Alstom scores massive Saudi power deal

Contract valued at $969m will see firm work on Yanbu 3 plant

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Alstom is set to work on the massive 3.1GW power project. (GETTY IMAGES)
Alstom is set to work on the massive 3.1GW power project. (GETTY IMAGES)

Alstom has announced that it has been awarded a contract – valued at around US $969 million – to supply equipment for Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu 3 power and water plant. The facility is set be one of the Kingdom’s first supercritical power plants to be run on heavy fuel oil.

Under the deal, Alstom is set to supply equipment and services that include basic engineering of the power block, advisory services during engineering and procurement, and supervision during the construction and commissioning of the five 620MW units. The firm will supply al equipment to Al-Toukhi company for Industry, Trading & Contracting, which is leading the EPC consortium for the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC).

The Yanbu 3 plant is set to have a power generation capacity of a huge 3,100 MW, together with a 550,000 cubic metres per day desalination plant. Power from the station will feed the western part of the national grid, supplying cities including Mecca, Madinah, Jeddah and Yanbu.

“The Yanbu 3 project will add 2,700 MW of cleaner high-efficiency power to the Saudi grid and steam to a new desalination plant thanks to our market-leading supercritical technology combined with Alstom’s ability to integrate equipment into complete and complex power projects,” said Andreas Lusch, senior vice president of Alstom’s steam business.

Alstom says that it has supplied more than 20% of Saudi’s installed power generation base, with its technology being used at sites including Shoabiba, Rabigh and Yanbu 2.
 

 

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