The Marafiq (Jubail) IWPP is owned by the Jubail Water and Electricity Company (JWAP). This $ 3.36 billion project supplies water and power to Jubail Industrial City and partially to the Eastern province cities in the kingdom. The plant is recognized as the largest power and water desalination facility in the world. With Natural gas as a fuel, the plant utilizes Combined Cycle Power Plant technology with Multi Effect Distillation (MED).
Each of the four power and water desalination blocks consists of three gas turbines, and one steam turbine forming a combined cycle and nine multi-effect distillation units. The first block started commercial production and export of power and water in October 2009, and the second block in February 2010. Both blocks are currently exceeding performance guarantees and predicted availability.
Marafiq Jubail has six shareholders, namely; the Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu, the Public Investment Fund, the Saudi Electricity Company and a private consortium comprising Suez–Tractebel S.A., the Gulf Investment Corporation and ACWA Power.
BOOT (20 years)
Jubail Industrial City
SUEZ Energy International
Gulf Investment Corporation
Tawreed (owned by Marafiq)
Jubail Industrial City and Eastern Province
US$ 3.36 billion
GE/HHI/ SIDEM Consortium
Jubail O&M Company (Joint venture of Suez & NOMAC)
Water: 800,000 m³/day
Power: 2,743 MW
Power: Combined Cycle
31st March 2010
- EMEA Power Deal of the Year 2007 by PFI - Desalination Deal of the Year 2008 by GWI
- Middle East IWPP Deal of the Year 2007 by PFM
- Ranked fourth in the Top 100 F DI organized by SAGIA
- Shortlisted for 2009 Power & Water Plant of the Year by GWI