Alstom recently announced it has been awarded a $970 million contract to supply equipment for the 3,100 MW Yanbu 3 power and desalination plant in western Saudi Arabia. The plant will be one of the country’s first supercritical power plants to run on heavy fuel oil.
Alstom’s part in the contract includes the basic engineering of the power block, advisory services during detailed engineering and procurement, supervision services during construction and commissioning and delivery of main equipment for 5 x 620 MW units including the steam turbines and generators, the HFO-fired(2) supercritical boilers, electrostatic precipitators and the flue gas desulphurization system. The plant is due to enter commercial operation in 2016.
Al-Toukhi Company for Industry, Trading & Contracting is leading the consortium in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction of the plant for Saline Water Conversion Corp.
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