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November 26, 2021

Yanbu Power Plant Phase 3 Desalination, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Yanbu Power Plant Phase 3 Desalination is a 3,100MW dual-fuel 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 March 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 3,100 3,100 Active Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion


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.

The project cost is $2,990m.

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 EPC 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 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.


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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