Saudi moves to increase plant capacities through cogeneration

Capacity at three power plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be expanded under an agreement signed on Monday between Saudi Aramco and cogeneration supplier Tihama Power Generation Co, a joint venture between International Power and Saudi Oger.

Aramco generates power both through third-party companies that operate and produce electricity and also through its own power assets reports Al Arabiya News.

It plans to double its power generation capacity to 4 GW by 2015 as it brings new projects on stream.

Aramco has cogeneration plants in Berri, Uthmaniyah, Qatif, Abqaiq, Riyadh, Yanbu, Jeddah, Shaybah, Juaymah, Shedgum, Ras Tanura.

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