Major Projects

Riyadh Power Plant No.9 Combined Cycle (5,980 MW)

The combined cycle plant (PP9) has been built on a site of 3.2 million square meter about 54km east of Riyadh. This construction, together with an expansion of the existing PP 9 facility, made Riyadh the largest crude oil-fired power plant in the world. Arabian Bemco Contracting Company was awarded the project by SEC. Works Started in 1995,

Riyadh Power Plant No.10 Combined Cyle (4,600 MW)

On June 30, 2008 Arabian Bemco was awarded a S.R 11 billion (USD 3 billion) contract with SEC for a turnkey supply and installationof a 2,600 MW power geneartion plant (PP10) built on an area of 5 million square meter outside the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.This is a Greenfield project that will initially install 36 GTG simple cycle base loaded gas turbines on

Qurayyah Combined Cycle Project (4,600 MW)

On June 11, 2007, Arabian Bemco was awarded a SR 2.1 billion (USD 570 Million) contract with SEC to build the 2,500 MW Qurrayah Open Cycle Power Plant in the Eastern Province of KSA. Under the engineering, civil construction and mechanical erection package, Arabian Bemco will install gas-fired turbines at the plant supplied by

Riyadh Power Plant No.12 Combined Cycle (2,175 MW)

On May 16, 2012, Arabian Bemco signed a S.R 4.7 billion contract (USD 1.3 billion) with the Saudi Electricity Company to build a Grass Root Combined Cycle Power Plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The plant is located 100 KM West of Riyadh City. Once completed, the new grass root combined cycle power plant (PP12) will produce


The local Arabian Bemco Contracting signed on 9 May the SR 833 million ($222 million) contract to add 480 MW of power at Riyadh’s PP9 station

The local Arabian Bemco Contracting signed on 9 May the SR 833 million ($222 million) contract to add 480 MW of power at Riyadh’s PP9 station

by the end of September. Bids for another major expansion of PP9, involving the installation of 1,200 MW of new capacity, are due to be submitted to Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) by 31 May.

The Bemco block E engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract calls for the installation of eight 60-MW Frame 7 gas turbines. Under the ultra fast-track program, full project completion is scheduled for 21 September, with the first two turbines due to come on stream by mid-July.

On the second, larger expansion scheme out to bid at PP9, four groups are now expected to bid by the late May deadline. They are: Bemco, with Germany’s Siemens; the local National Contracting Company (NCC); France’s Alstom; and the US’ General Electric (GE). Under the estimated $700 million project, the successful bidder will add 1,200 MW of generating capacity to the existing 1,296 MW produced by four combined cycle blocks, each comprising four gas turbines and one steam turbine.

Bids were also due to be submitted in late May for another SEC power project at Wadi al-Dawasir, east of Bisha. However, SEC has now postponed the deadline although it has not informed bidders of the new submission date. The contract calls for the supply and installation of two Frame 6 gas turbines.