The project will add 1,300MW to the plant’s capacity to support the growing power requirements of Saudi Arabia’s central region and help the Kingdom meet summer peak demands.

GE will now provide 10 of its SC series steam turbines for the PP10 combined-cycle expansion which enables the plant to increase its output without any increase in fuel.

The company will also supply new balance-of-plant mechanical and electrical equipment while an existing simple-cycle Mark Vle integrated control system will be expanded to incorporate the entire combined-cycle plant.

it’s power generation services will include installation, testing, commissioning and completing the combined-cycle conversion.

Shipment of the GE equipment will begin in the first quarter of 2013, with services to start in the second quarter of that year while the first two combined-cycle blocks at PP10 will begin operation in the second quarter of 2014, and the full combined-cycle plant will be online by the first quarter of 2015.