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SEC has signed a new power deal

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 is attracting South Korean investment

South Korean firms are looking to increase their hold on Abu Dhabis industrial sector, reports The National.



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.

Jordan moves a step closer to nuclear power

Jordan has said that it expects to reach a compromise with Washington on its nuclear power plants by the end of 2010, paving the way for the award of a reactor construction contract several months later, reports The National.



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.

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