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Finnish firm wins $52.6m Saudi power plant deal

Engineer to oversee Hyundai's $3.3bn construction of Shuqaiq facility

NEWS, Business, Projects, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Saudi electricity company, Shuqaiq Power Plant

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded Finnish firm Pöyry with a €40m ($52.7m) deal to oversee the design and build of a new conventional steam power plant and 380kV substation at Shuqaiq near Jizan Industrial City in Saudi Arabia.

Pöyry will provide owners' engineering services, including a design review and site supervision of the project, which is being built under a $3.3bn main contract awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries in August.

Pöyry will review designs and supervise construction of the entire plant, the substation, flue gas cleaning system, seawater intake and related auxiliary systems.

The plant will generate 2,640MW of power through four heavy fuel oil-fired boilers generating 660MW each. Poyry will be employed on the project for five years, with the project due to complete by the end of 2017.

Dr. Raffael Schubiger, global president of Poyry's thermal power business, said: "Pöyry is one of the world's leading power engineering companies. This assignment strengthens our well-established position and shows that our capabilities and quality has been recognised in Saudi Arabia."

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