Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) to produce electricity with the 550 MW Duba 1 project, an Saudi Electricity Company power plant (ISCC).
This is the first time CSP has been chosen to be deployed above very small scale in the country.
SEC has called for requests for expressions of interest (EOI) to developers to build, own and operate the Duba 1 independent power plant project to be submitted by 12 January 2014. The 550MW ISCC plant will be the first commercial power plant using CSP in country; designed to integrate a parabolic trough unit of around 20 to 30MW. The plant will burn natural gas and use Arabian Super Light as a backup fuel, but the steam generated by CSP technology will also be used to drive power generation turbines and generate electricity. This is the country