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TAQA & JERA to develop steam & power cogeneration plant in Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and JERA Co., Inc, Japan’s largest power generation company, have entered into a Power and Steam Purchase Agreement with Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP), a joint venture company owned by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and TotalEnergies.

They will develop a greenfield industrial steam and electricity cogeneration plant that will produce electricity and steam for the Amiral petrochemical complex to be developed in Jubail in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The Amiral petrochemical complex is expected to house one of the largest mixed-load steam crackers in the Arab Gulf region.

The Amiral cogeneration plant will include state-of-the-art power and steam generation systems, gas and water receiving systems, and gas-insulated switchgear interconnections while meeting stringent efficiency standards imposed by the Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre. The project also provides for the future installation of a carbon dioxide capture plant that is capable of hydrogen cofiring.

The plant will be developed by a special purpose entity owned by TAQA (51 percent) and JERA (49 percent) on a 25-year build, own, and operate basis extendable by five years on mutual agreement. TAQA and JERA will also undertake the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant through an O&M special purpose entity.

Steven Winn, Chief Global Strategist of JERA, said that, “Together with our partner TAQA, we will be providing stable, highly efficient, clean and reliable power and steam to our customer SATORP. The Amiral Cogeneration plant will not only enhance the Amiral Complex’s operational efficiency, but also demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship and our growth ambitions for sustainable power generation solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region.”