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Rabigh IPP - Phase 2
The scope of work of this project involves Build-Own-Operate (BOO) contract for the construction of an independent power project (IPP) at Rabigh - Phase 2 in Makkah region. The independent power project (IPP) will have an installed electrical generating capacity of 2,060 megawatts to supply Makkah Province with electric power. It aims at meeting the increasing demand for power in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia. SGT6-5000F is a four-stage gas turbine featuring a 13-stage axial compressor with advanced 3D design technology, three rows of variable inlet guide vanes, advanced cooling technology, and a syngas combustion system (IGCC). It has a base power output of 232MW and will operate at a gross efficiency rate of 38.8%.The combined-cycle power blocks designed as multi-shaft configurations. Each block will feature two SGT6-5000F series gas turbines, three SGen6-1000A-series electrical generators, and a SST6-5000 series HI-L steam turbine. The scheme is currently under planning and awaiting land agreements and other permits to be secured. Request for Proposals (RFP) for the BOO contract is expected to be issued in first quarter of 2012. The project will deliver electricity to Saudi Electricity Company under the Power Purchase Agreement which has a term of 20 years from the scheduled commercial operations date of June 2020.