Saudi renewables chief moves to private sector

24 May 2019 (Last Updated May 24th, 2019 14:52)

Turki al-Shehri has been appointed by France’s Engie as CEO for operations in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi renewables chief moves to private sector
French giant Engie will retain the majority stake of its American renewable assets.

The former head of Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Project Development Office (Repdo), Turki al-Shehri, has been appointed by French energy firm Engie as the new CEO for Engie’s operations in the kingdom.

Engie in Saudi Arabia

Prior to his role at Repdo, Al-Shehri headed the power investment division at state oil company Saudi Aramco.

Engie was awarded the contract to develop the Fadhili independent power project (IPP) in Saudi Arabia in July 2016. The developer reached financial close for the project in early 2017.

The Fadhili IPP will have a power capacity of 1,507MW and will produce 1,477 tonnes per hour of steam and 768.8 tonnes per hour of feed water.