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November 30, 2021

Ras Al-Khair IWPP, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Ras Al-Khair IWPP is a 2,400MW gas fired power project. It is located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 2,400 2,400 Active Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion; Saudi Electricity


The project was developed by Saline Water Conversion and Saudi Electricity. The project is currently owned by Saline Water Conversion.

It is a ccgt 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 Fuel Oil.

The project cost is $7,200m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

Saudi Arabian Mining and Saudi Electricity are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Al Arrab Contracting and SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction were selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 10 units of SGT6-5000F gas turbines.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 5 units of SST6-4000 steam turbines.

Siemens supplied SGen6-1000A electric generator for the project.

Siemens supplied steam boiler for the project.

About Saline Water Conversion

Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC), owned by Government of Saudi Arabia, 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.

About Saudi Electricity

Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) is an energy utility. Through its subsidiaries, the company generates, transmits and distributes electricity; and carries out operations of the fiber optic networks, trading and realization of renewable energy among others. It produces electricity in gas, combined, steam and diesel power units. SEC also builds independent power plants on a build, own and operate basis. The company distributes electricity customers in cities, villages and communities across Central, Eastern, Western and Southern sectors. It is owned by Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, and other shareholders. SEC is headquartered in Riyadh, 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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