Carbon capture readiness required for four new natural gas power plants in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) has announced the launch of four Independent power plant projects for bidding with a total capacity of 7,200 MW. Each will operate using natural gas combined cycle technology with provision for carbon capture unit readiness.

SPCC further indicated that the four projects are distributed across two power plants in the central region (Rumah1 & Rumah2), and two in the eastern region (Nairyah1 & Nairyah2), with a capacity of 1800 MW per plant.

The company stated that these projects come in alignment with the Saudi Green Initiative, and its ambition to achieve greenhouse gases (GHGs) net-zero through the circular carbon economy approach by 2060, or before depending on technology maturity and availability and count as a part of the Saudi energy sector’s endeavors to achieve the Saudi Vision 2030 goals pertaining to improving generation efficiency and reducing costs through diversifying energy production sources, thus reaching the optimal energy mix for electricity production and reducing the amount of liquid fuel used by the country’s electricity production sector, in order to achieve the optimal energy mix for electricity production in the Kingdom from renewable energy and gas at a 50% for each of them.

SPPC invites all parties interested in these projects and require any more details of the projects to visit the link: https://powersaudiarabia.com.sa.

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