It is a super large-scale plant with a capacity of 2,640MW…the company will carry out all the required processes ranging from designing the plant to producing required equipment, constructing the plant itself, and operating test runs.
Hyundai Heavy Industries received an order for the project to construct a super large-scale power plant from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), a project worth 3.2 billion dollars (3.6 trillion won).
On October 15, Hyundai Heavy Industries and the SEC had the ceremony of signing a contract for constructing the ‘Jeddah South Thermal Power Plant’ in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The ceremony was attended by President Lee Jae-seong of Hyundai Heavy Industries, Prince Khalid al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Minister Abdul Rahman al Hosein of the Water and Electricity Agency, and Chairman Saleh Hussein Al-Lawaji of the board of directors of the SEC.
As part of the Saudi government’s mid- and long-term program of expanding power generation facilities, the power plant will be built on the coast of the Red Sea with a distance of about 20 kilometers from Jeddah southward. The capacity of the plant is 2,640MW and can be used by approximately 2 million persons, representing about 5% of the entire power output in Saudi Arabia.
Hyundai Heavy Industries will start designing the plant in November this year and hand the plant over to the SEC in 2017.
As the sole contractor, Hyundai Heavy Industries will carry out all processes of the project on a turn-key basis, ranging from designing the plant to producing required equipment, constructing the plant itself, and operating test runs. A highly efficient and fuel-saving supercritical pressure boiler will be installed at the plant, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia.
Hyundai Heavy Industries could win the project as it successfully constructed the 2,750MW power generation and desalination plant in Marafiq, Saudi Arabia last year, the world’s largest private-funded power generation and desalination plant. And the company is widely recognized for its capability to produce large-scale equipment and materials.
President Lee Jae-seong of Hyundai Heavy Industries said, “Under the global financial crisis, the successful contract for the large-scale lump project is heatly competed for and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ unique technology prowess and competitive edge had to be demonstrated. The company will leap further by successfully completing the project.”
Meanwhile, Hyundai Heavy Industries is solidifying its position in the Middle East plant market by winning orders for power plants and desalination facilities with a total capacity of about 13,000MW, worth 10 billion dollars, in Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.
★ Supercritical-pressure boiler
The boiler that can generate steam with supercritical-pressure exceeding the critical-pressure (steam pressure in the critical state where fluid and gas cannot be distinguished; steam pressure of 225.65㎏/㎠ and steam temperature of 374 degrees by centigrade). As water in the boiler turns into steam without boiling when heated, its energy efficiency is high and it can save fuel.