Rabigh 2 IPP power station

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Rabigh 2 IPP power station is an operating 2,058-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Ar Riyad Region, Saudi Arabia.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the exact location of the power station in Rabigh, Ar Riyad Region, Saudi Arabia.[2]

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In 2013, ACWA Power company announced development plans for the Rabigh 2 Independent Power Project (IPP) and financing agreements between the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Al-Murjan for Electricity Production Company.[3]

The combined cycle power plant is configured in three blocks, each comprising two gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and one triple pressure steam turbine.[1]

In December 2017, Al Mourjan for Electricity Production Company broke a safety record while finishing construction of the plant.[4] They began operating soon after and reported selling electricity in Q2 2018.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Al-Mourjan for Electricity Production Company[3]
  • Parent company: ACWA Power Development [37.5%]; Samsung C&T Corporation [12.5%]; Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) [50%][6]
  • Location: 130 Km north of Jeddah adjacent to the Rabigh IPP, Rabigh, Ar Riyad Region, Saudi Arabia
  • Coordinates: 22.628931, 39.046689 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (operating): 2,058 MW
    • Unit 1: Combined cycle[7], 686 MW (started 2018)[5]
    • Unit 2: Combined cycle[7], 686 MW (started 2018)[5]
    • Unit 3: Combined cycle[7], 686 MW (started 2018)[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rabigh 2 IPPAl Mourjan, ACWA Power website, accessed Feb 13, 2020
  2. Projects Rabigh 2 IPP, ACWA website, accessed Feb 13 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rabigh 2 project finance deal: ACWA Power marks milestone, Arab News, Dec 13 2013
  4. المرجان لإنتاج الكهرباء» تسجل رقما قياسيا بإنجاز 26 مليون ساعة عمل آمنة دون وقوع أي إصابات, صحيفة الاقتصادية, Jan 2 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Quarterly Financial Statements 2018-Q2, Saudi Electricity Company website, Jul 29, 2018
  6. Rabigh 2 IPP ACWA Power, accessed August 12, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Rabigh-2 Combined Cycle Power Plant, Power Technology, accessed Feb 13 2020