The company has also signed a 5 year operations and maintenance management agreement and a 10-year spare parts supply deal.

The power plant, which will be delivered in four phases, will feature ten 18 cylinder Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines and a steam turbine. This power plant will be delivered in four phases.

The first phase is anticipated be delivered by the end of 2017 and the complete plant is expected to be delivered by mid-2019.

The dual-fuel power plant will operate primarily on natural gas with light fuel oil and crude oil as back up fuels.

It will be Wärtsilä’s first gas fired Flexicycle power facility in Saudi Arabia. The plant will deliver power to run the Yamama facility, which is capable of producing 20,000 tonnes of cement per day.

Yamama Cement Company general manager, Jehad Abdul Aziz Al Rasheed said: "Wärtsilä has a reputable track record in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and they have offered an efficient and reliable solution for a harsh operating environment.

"Due to its remote location, the cement factory will need its own source of power such as a power plant like this."

Wärtsilä Saudi Arabia managing director Haidar Mohammad Al Hertani said: "We appreciate and value the partnership with Yamama Cement Company for the power plant project.

"This will be a landmark power plant in Saudi Arabia because of its combined cycle and dual-fuel capabilities."