The Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) has invited bids from leading utility project developers and construction firms for setting up four power plants across the kingdom with a total capacity of 7,200 MW.

These are distributed across two power plants in the central region (Rumah1 and Rumah2), and two in the eastern region (Nairyah1 and Nairyah2), with a capacity of 1,800 MW per plant.

According to SPPC, all of these plants will operate using natural gas combined cycle technology with provision for carbon capture unit readiness. These projects, it stated, come in alignment with the Saudi Green Initiative, and Saudi Arabia’s ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gases (GHGs) net-zero through the circular carbon economy approach by 2060.

This will help it reduce the amount of liquid fuel used by the country’s electricity production sector, in order to achieve the optimal energy mix for power production in the kingdom.