Yanbu Power Plant Phase 3 Desalination is a 3,100MW dual-fuel fired power project. It is located in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2019. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Saline Water Conversion.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is heavy fuel oil. In case of shortage of heavy fuel oil the plant can also run on Natural Gas.

Development status

The project got commissioned in March 2019.

Power purchase agreement

Marafiq and Saudi Electricity are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

Al Toukhi and SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the dual-fuel fired power project.

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for thermal power project. The project consists of 5 units of STF60 turbines, each with 620MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied TOPGAS electric generator for the project.

GE Power supplied TOPGAS electric generator for the project.

GE Power supplied steam boiler for the project.

GE Power supplied steam boiler for the project.

For more details on Yanbu Power Plant Phase 3 Desalination, buy the profile here.

About Saline Water Conversion

Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) is a diversified services provider that desalinates salt water, generates electricity from sea water, and supplies desalinated water. It desalinates salt water through multi-stage flash distillation, reverse osmosis, and MED technologies. The corporation develops, operates, and maintains various plants across East and West coasts to desalinate water and generate electricity. SWCC uses the produced electricity primarily to operate its plants, and exports to Saudi Electricity Company. It supplies desalinated water through water transmission systems, pumping stations, pipelines, reservoirs, and mixing stations and terminal stations. SWCC is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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