Yokogawa wins Saudi power plant contract
Japanese firm supplies systems for first supercritical plant.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has won a contract to supply electronic systems for phase one of Saudi Arabia’s first supercritical thermal power plant.
The Japanese company will deliver the hardware to Hyundai Heavy Industries, the company building the oil-fired plant for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
Yokogawa did not reveal the value of the deal.
Stage one of the South Jeddah project involves the construction of four 723 MW units with the first scheduled to start operations in 2017.
Supercritical thermal power plants are so called because pressure and temperature are kept above the critical point as steam passes from the boiler to a steam turbine making them more efficient and reducing emissions.
Yokogawa expects demand for this type plant to rise in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring countries.