The project in the western Red Sea port of Duba will include a 50-MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) component.
Saudi Electricity Co SJSC (TADAWUL:5110), or SEC, has commenced construction of a 600-MW integrated solar combined-cycle (ISCC) gas power plant in northwestern Saudi Arabia, daily Al Madina said today.
The project in the western Red Sea port of Duba will include a 50-MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) component, SEC’s chief executive Ziad bin Mohammed Al-Shiha said as cited by the newspaper. It is part of the state-run company’s USD-32-billion (EUR 25.6m) energy portfolio, the CEO has added, without disclosing the estimated cost of the Green Duba scheme.
The plant is to be up and ready to run in three years. State-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co, also known as Saudi Aramco, will be supplying gas for the facility, according to the report.
Al-Shiha was further quoted as saying that power production, transmission and distribution projects valued at between USD 5.3 billion and USD 10.6 billion will be implemented to help meet energy demand in Saudi Arabia, which is growing at about 8% a year.