GE consortium building Saudi power plant
Raytheon Engineers & Constructors has been selected to join a General Electric-led (GE) consortium to build a (US)$1.4 billion, 1,200-MW power plant in Saudi Arabia. The Raytheon scope is more than (US)$300 million. Raytheon will provide project management, engineering, procurement and erection of mechanical equipment.
The plant will consist of four power blocks, each outfitted with four GE Frame 7E combustion turbines, four heat-recovery steam generators, one steam turbine generator and one air-cooled condenser.
Each block will produce 300 MW of power for the Saudi Consolidated Electric Co. central region grid. The plant is just outside the capital city of Riyadh. The first unit is scheduled to come on line in June 1997.