Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 2.15% is in Saudi Arabia. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in Saudi Arabia, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.
1. Shoaiba Power Plant
The Shoaiba Power Plant is a 5,600MW thermal power project located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2012. Saudi Electricity own the project. Buy the profile here.
2. Ghazlan Power Plant
The 4,128MW Ghazlan Power Plant thermal power project is located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. It was commissioned in 1980. The project is owned by Saudi Electricity. Buy the profile here.
3. Qurayyah IPP Power Project
The Qurayyah IPP Power Project is a 3,927MW thermal project. Acwa Power; MENA Infrastructure Fund (GP); Samsung C&T; Saudi Electricity owns the project. It was commissioned in 2014. The project was developed by Hajr Electricity Production. It is located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Buy the profile here.
4. Jazan Refinery IGCC Power Plant
The Jazan Refinery IGCC Power Plant thermal project with a capacity of 3,800MW came online in 2020. The project was developed by Acwa Power; Air Products and Chemicals; Air Products Qudra; Saudi Arabian Oil. Acwa Power; Air Products and Chemicals; Air Products Qudra; Saudi Aramco Power have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. Buy the profile here.
5. Qurayyah Combined Cycle Power Plant
The Qurayyah Combined Cycle Power Plant has been operating since 2013. The 3,230MW thermal project is located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The project has been developed by Saudi Electricity. Saudi Electricity have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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