Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has signed a new deal worth SR12.75 billion (US$3.4 billion) with South Koreas Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction to build a 2,555 megawatt (MW) power plant at Rabigh.
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has awarded Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) and Sumitomo Corp. the contract for a US$1.5 billion power project in the UAE. The companies will sign the final agreement by February 2011 after raising funds through project financing. The project consists of a 1,600MW gas-fired power plant, to be built in Shuweihat, 260 km west of the capital Abu Dhabi, and scheduled for commercial operation in March 2014, according to KEPCO.
A Korean-led consortium plans to launch a US$20 billion project in December to build four nuclear reactors in the UAE, the state-run power supplier said recently. Last December, the consortium led by state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) won the landmark deal, the first international contract for the Asian nations nuclear industry.