Shuqaiq IWPP plant completed ahead of schedule
Plant completed 70 days ahead of schedule
Shuqaiq Water and Electricity Plant in Jazan Saudi Arabia has been completed 70 days ahead of its schedule, the company told Arab News, recently.
"This project, where around 7,000 staff members worked to accomplish it within 25 million hours without any occupational accidents affecting the work flow," Madani Alagi, chairman of Shuqaiq Water and Electricity (SqWEC) said in a speech during a tour of the facility.
He added that it was the first project in the Kingdom to be completed this far ahead of schedule.
The overall production capacity of the project is 212,000 cubic metres of desalinated water daily and 850 MW/h of electricity to supply residents of Jazan and Asir provinces.
ACWA Power International is the lead developer of this project, which began in March 2007, the paper reported. This is ACWA Power's fourth Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) among the seven projects it has developed in Saudi Arabia. On completion, the seven projects will produce 2.4 million cubic metres of desalinated water per day and 6,500 MW/h of electricity throughout the Kingdom.
Mitsubishi was the main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor on the project.
The Shuqaiq IWPP is owned by the SqWEC, a closed Joint Stock Company in which the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) holds a 32% stake, and of which the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) owns 8%. The remaining 60% is split between ACWA Power International, the Gulf Investment Corporation and Mitsubishi Corp.