Al Sharif Group Holding has announced a consortium with General Electric Manufacturing Company (GEMAC) Grid Solutions in providing the full turnkey solution for Yanbu-4. 

After signing a deal with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions’ mission is to build a turnkey substation that will power the Yanbu-4 independent water producer plant.

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions has won a deal from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd. to build a turnkey substation that will power the Yanbu-4 independent water producer plant.

The association with Al-Sharif Group will provide the full turnkey solution for the plant including a 380-110 kV gas-insulated switchgear substation. The substation will provide Yanbu-4 with the power required by each load center at the plant.

This is the first integrated, seawater reverse osmosis project in Saudi Arabia that uses clean energy. Scheduled to be operational in 2023, Yanbu-4 will have a capacity of 450,000 cubic meters per day of fresh water to be supplied to households in Makkah and Madinah.

The plant will include solar energy units generating 20 MW of power to reduce grid electricity consumption throughout the desalination process, as well as water storage tanks designed to maintain a capacity of two operational days.