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January 10, 2022

Marafiq Yanbu Gas Turbine Power Plant, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Marafiq Yanbu Gas Turbine Power Plant is a 517.6MW gas fired power project. It is located in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1982.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 517.6 517.6 Active Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia Marafiq


The project was developed by Marafiq. The project is co-owned by Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabian Oil, Saudi Basic Industries and The Saudi Public Investment Fund, with their respective ownership stake of 24.81% each.

It is a Gas Turbine with Cogen power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Diesel.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1982.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Saudi Electricity under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Marafiq Yanbu Gas Turbine Power Plant (Marafiq Yanbu Gas Turbine Power Plant Unit I-VIII) is equipped with GE Power MS7001E gas turbines. The phase consists of 8 gas turbines with 56.2MW nameplate capacity.

Marafiq Yanbu Gas Turbine Power Plant (Marafiq Yanbu Gas Turbine Power Plant Unit IX) is equipped with GE Power 7E.03 gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 68MW nameplate capacity.

About Marafiq

Marafiq is an integrated power and water utility. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, and produces, processes and distributes water. The company also treats sanitary and industrial wastewater. Marafiq is owned by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Public Investment Fund, and private-sector investors. It serves industrial, commercial and residential customers in the industrial cities of Yanbu and Jubail in Saudi Arabia. The company has regional office in Yanbu and representative office in Riyadh. Marafiq is headquartered in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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