The power plants operating in the central region of Saudi Arabia are currently fired by crude distillates. As a result, the local SAUDI CONSOLIDATED ELECTRIC CO. FOR THE CENTRAL REGION (SCECO- CENTRAL) now wants to convert the units to gas in order to enable cost savings as well as provide a more environmentally acceptable solution to energy generation.
In so doing, SCECO-CENTRAL recently awarded a contract for the installation of gas intake systems to MIDDLE EAST ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT CO. (MEEDCO) of Saudi Arabia. According to the terms of the award, MEEDCO will be responsible for the installation of: – Gas treatment facilities; – Piping regulators; – Metering and control systems.
The cost of the planned upgrade project has been pegged at $50,000,000. And, project completion is scheduled for some time around mid-2001.
MEEDCO, a subsidiary of Korea-based HYUNDAI ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD., employs a total of about 1,500.