Saudi Electricity Company extends deadline for bids on 2400 MW plant

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has extended the deadline for technical bids to build a 2400 MW oil fired power plant.
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Contractors now have until 17 March to submit bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, instead of 19 February. The original deadline was 22 November 2011. According to a source at SEC, the deadline has been moved following requests from the bidders to do so.

Under the current plan, the project will comprise four conventional thermal generating units, each with a minimum capacity of 600MW.

The overall capacity will total a minimum of 2400MW and bidders are allowed to submit proposals for projects up to 2640MW (10 per cent upwards flexibility).

The contractor will also be responsible for constructing a 380kV substation to serve the power generation project.

The Jeddah South project is part of an ambitious programme to add generating capacity to the grid to keep pace with rapidly rising demand for power in the kingdom.

By 2021, peak demand is forecasted to reach 87.76GW.

SEC is planning to have 131.63GW of capacity commissioned by the same year.

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