Saudi Arabia receives EOI from 26 firms for 3,600MW Taiba IPP

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2 Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia receives EOI from 26 firms for 3,600MW Taiba IPP

Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) received expressions of interest (EOI) from 26 firms for the 3,600MW gas-fired Taiba independent power producer (IPP) project

Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) received expressions of interest (EOI) from 26 firms for the project to develop a 3,600MW gas-fired independent power producer (IPP) project at Taiba, located near Medina in the western province of the Saudi Arabia.

Energy & Utilities recently reported that developers had submitted EOI for the project by the 23 November deadline.

The 26 companies which submitted EOI for the Taiba IPP are:

  • Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa)
  • Acwa Power
  • Al-Jomaih Energy & Water Company
  • Alfanar Company
  • Alghanim International General Trading and Contracting Company
  • China Power International
  • EDF
  • Elsewedy Electric PSP
  • GE
  • Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC)
  • Hyundai Engineering Company
  • JERA
  • Kahrabel
  • Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)
  • Malakoff International
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Mowah
  • National Contracting Company
  • Nebras Power
  • NTPC BHEL Power Projects
  • NTPC
  • Orascom Construction
  • Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq)
  • Samsung C&T Corporation
  • Sojitz Corporation
  • Kansai Electric Power Company


SPPC is planning to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the appointed developer for a period of 25 years following the beginning of commercial operations of the plant. The project be developed under a build, own and operate (BOO) structure.

Energy & Utilities reported in January that Saudi Arabia was panning to develop the Taiba IPP along with another 3.5GW gas-fired Al-Qassim IPP project.

In February,  Germany’s Fichtner Consulting was appointed as technical adviser for the two projects, with Cranmore Partners later appointed as financial adviser for the planned 3.5GW Taibah and Al-Qassim IPP projects.

In August, Energy & Utilities reported that UK-based Linklaters had been appointed as the legal adviser for two planned projects.

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) first planned to develop a large project in Taiba in 2015, initially as a 3,780MW integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) project. The project had been tendered as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, with a separate original equipment manufacturer (OEM) contractor to be appointed.

However, the tender was cancelled as the kingdom switched strategy back towards the independent power producer (IPP) model.

The last contract that SEC awarded for a major gas-fired IPP was for the 1.5GW Fadhili IPP in 2016. The project was jointly tendered by SEC and state oil company Saudi Aramco, with SEC the offtaker for electricity and Aramco the offtaker for steam and water produced by the cogeneration project.

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