This PP 10 power plant, operated by Saudi Electricity Company, is part of the strategic plan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to increase its power capacity by 40 GW over the next 10 years. The plant, with a total capacity of about 3500 MW, consists of 10 power units using light crude oil.
Bemco is a leader in the Power sector, with over 22,000 MW of power plant capacity projects as EPC contractor.
Riyadh, located in a desert region, has to import all its water from desalination plants located on the Eastern Coast more than 400 km away. The use of the advanced RCDC air-cooled condenser technology avoids the consumption of cooling water which was a key requirement of Saudi Electricity Company.
RCDC’s scope of supply includes the engineering, the manufacturing of the ACC bundles and the procurement of the complete systems including pumps, vacuum units and piping. The site erection will be done under the supervision of RCDC in 2013 and the start-up is foreseen in 2014.
This new project, booked end of 2011, will increase the sales of the Cooling Systems BU by about 15% in 2012 and 2013 versus 2011. The mega order confirms the excellent ranking of RCDC as a world-class supplier in the dry cooling market. It is also one of the biggest orders of the year 2011 in this market.