Black & Veatch wins Saudi power plant contract

US firm to provide EPC oversight for Qassim II and III conversion.

Mazen Alami
Mazen Alami

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has named Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer for the project to convert the Qassim II & III power plants from simple to combined cycle operation.

The project will add 360MW of power without using significantly more fuel by converting 12 oil fired combustion turbines.

Black & Veatch will work closely with SEC to provide engineering, procurement, and construction oversight and supervision and to provide theoretical and practical training for SEC engineers.

Qassim Power Plant serves the people of Buraydah, the capital of Qassim region, in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula.

“We are helping SEC enhance Qassim to meet the local community’s increasing need for power,” said Mazen Alami, Managing Director, Middle East at Black & Veatch.

“Black & Veatch is a recognized leader in the best practices and technology shaping power generation. In addition to helping the utility meet its goal of more efficient power generation infrastructure, our role will help develop local skills through knowledge transfer to SEC’s engineers,” he added.

Prior to the signing of the Qassim contract, Black & Veatch’s most recent work for SEC was the Power Plant 3 (PP3) expansion project in Jeddah.


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