The third unit of the world's largest oil-fired power plant, located in Saudi Arabia, connected to the grid with all equipment operating well on June 6, 2019.
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Yanbu 3 Power Plant in Saudi Arabia, constructed by SEPCO Ⅲ Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina), is the largest oil-fired power plant in terms of its scale under construction in the world.
As an important step in improving local people's livelihoods, the project when completed will effectively ease the power shortage in Saudi Arabia. It is also politically important for the country.
The project's construction began on May 17, 2017, after its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was signed on May 7 in the same year.
Adhering to the concept of joint contribution and shared benefits, the project has provided employment opportunities for more than 13,000 people from over 10 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. It injected a strong impetus for the smooth realization of Saudi Vision 2030, and also a role model and highlight for China-Saudi Arabia economic cooperation.
The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Yanbu 3 Power Plant is the largest oil-fired power plant in terms of its scale under construction in the world. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Hao Wen)