Alstom to Build Stage-3 of Shoaiba Power Plant in Saudi Arabia
Alstom has signed a contract with the Saudi Electricity Company to build Stage-3 of the Shoaiba power plant, worth around E1.9 billion, pursuant to the letter of intent signed in June 2008.
The new 1,200MW steam power plant will be constructed adjacent to the existing plant, located on the Red Sea coast 100km south of Jeddah. Upon completion of the project, the Shoaiba power station will comprise 14 units of 400MW each, with a gross total output of 5,600MW.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will design, supply, install and commission the entire plant, including the oil-fired boilers, STF40 steam turbines, Gigatop turbogenerators, sea-water flue gas desulphurization and auxiliary equipment.
The boilers are designed to burn both crude and heavy fuel oil and will use Alstom’s advanced low nitrogen oxide tangential firing technology. Alstom’s consortium partner, Saudi Archirodon, will carry out all the associated civil and marine works. Stages 1 and 2 of Shoaiba were supplied by an Alstom-led consortium on a turnkey basis.
Patrick Kron, chairman and CEO of Alstom, said: “With this contract, the Saudi Electricity Company once again demonstrates its faith in Alstom’s expertise as a reliable provider of integrated power solutions. We are delighted to be involved in a project that will supply one third of the region’s electricity needs and constitutes the largest oil-fired power plant in the Middle East.”