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Power project worth $2.7bn completed in Rabigh

First privately funded facility in country to produce 1,204 MW

The project will increase Saudi Arabia's power capacity.
The project will increase Saudi Arabia's power capacity.

Saudi Arabian Deputy Minister for Electricity Dr Saleh Al-Awaji has inaugurated a $2.7bn (SAR 10bn) power project in the city of Rabigh.

The 1,204 megawatt (MW) project is the first independent privately-funded facility of its kind in the country.

Dr Abdullah Al-Shehri, Governor of the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Eng Ziad Al-Shiha, chief executive officer of Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC), Eng Thamer Al-Sharhan, chairman of Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Co. (RAWEC), and some officials of water and electricity sectors also attended at the inauguration ceremony.

Rabigh independent power plant is among a range of mega power projects designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for electricity in Saudi Arabia.

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