Shuqaiq 2 IWPP

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Shuqaiq 2 IWPP
CountrySaudi Arabia
LocationShuqaiq, Jizan
Construction beganFebruary 28, 2007 (2007-02-28)
Commission dateDecember 1, 2010 (2010-12-01)
Construction cost$1,830 million
Owner(s)Shuqaiq Water and Electricity Company
Thermal power station
Primary fuelArabian Heavy Crude Oil
Power generation
Units operational3 MHI STG
3 MHI Boiler
16 MHI RO Trains
Nameplate capacity850 MW

Shuqaiq 2 IWPP (Independent Water and Power Project) is an integrated water and power plant project in Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia. Construction of Shuqaiq 2 IWPP began in 2007 and achieved commercial operation in 2010. The project’s power and desalination units are located adjacent to the existing Shuqaiq 1 power and desalination complex, 105 km south of Abha and 140 km north of Jizan, on the south-western (Red Sea) coast of Saudi Arabia.

The electricity and water produced at the plant is supplying power to southern grid and water to Abha, Jizan and other southern cities. The plant is currently on full production.

The Project is based on BOO (Build Own Operate) basis, under a 20-year PWPA (Power and Water Purchase Agreement) for the design, construction, commissioning, testing, ownership, operation and maintenance of a new 850 MW Arabian Heavy Crude Oil fired power and 212,000 m3/day (47 MIGD) desalination plant and associated facilities.[1]


The plant is owned by SqWEC (Shuqaiq Water & Electricity Company) and shareholders are:[1][2]

Project schedule[edit]

Milestone Date
Signature of Agreements LLA, PWPA, EPC and O&M 28-Feb-2007
Financial Close 27-Mar-2007
ICOD 01-May-2010
PCOD 01-Dec-2010

- LLA: Land Lease Agreement
- PWPA: Power and Water Purchase Agreement
- EPC: Engineering, Procurement, Construction
- O&M: Operations and Maintenance
- ICOD: Initial Commercial Operation Date
- PCOD: Project Commercial Operation Date

Plant configuration[edit]

The Shuqaiq 2 IWPP comprises three (3) units of Arabian heavy crude oil fired boilers, (3) condensing steam turbines and one reverse osmosis water unit comprising 16 trains. The construction of power and desalination plant was carried out by MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries).

Electricity is fed to the National Grid, SA via a 380kV GIS Substation, which was constructed by Areva, now Alstom.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Shuqaiq Water and Electricity Company". News. ACWA News Feed. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  2. ^ "ACWA Power Increases its Ownership in Shuqaiq (SqWEC)". News. ACWA News Feed. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.