Rabigh Electricity Company (RABEC) is the owner of the first Independent Power Project ("IPP") in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With $ 2.5 billion of funding, the project is being developed as a new power plant with a net capacity of approximately 1204 MW at Reference Site Conditions ("RSC") and associated facilities located in Rabigh. The Project will provide the power to the Saudi Electricity Corporation (SEC) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA").
The project comprises two blocks of heavy fuel oil fired boilers, steam turbines and generator sets each with a capacity of 602 MW. The plant will include flue gas desulphurization units, a fly ash disposal facility, fuel oil storage and supply facilities and special electrical facilities. The work is being conducted under an engineering, procurement and construction contract that includes a joint venture with two Chinese companies; the SEPCO III Electric Power Construction Corporation and Dongfang Electric Corporation. The power off-taker during the 20 year term is the Saudi Electricity Company.
The project company is owned by the Korea Electric Power Corporation, ACWA Power and the Saudi Electricity Company. Project activities for 2010 will focus on installing all primary structural foundations, the construction of the generator, boiler and auxiliary buildings and structures, and the manufacture of all major equipment.
BOO (20 years)
Rabigh City, 120 km North of Jeddah
ACWA Power International
Western Region Grid
Project Cost ($ billions)
Chinese Consortium (SEPCO III & Dong Fang)
ROMCO (Consortium of NOMAC and KOWEPO)
Power: 1,204 MW (Net)
Power: Steam Turbine
Heavy Fuel Oil
01st April 2010
- 2009 Power Deal of the Year by PFI
- Middle East Power Deal of the Year 2009 by Euromoney and Project Finance