Sargent & Lundy Congratulates Hajr on Winning Top Plant Recognition

Qurayyah IPP combined-cycle project earns numerous accolades

September 15, 2015 - Sargent & Lundy extended its congratulations to Hajr Electricity Production Co. on winning Top Gas-Fired Plant recognition from Power magazine for the Qurayyah IPP Combined-Cycle Power Plant. At 4000 MW, Qurayyah IPP is one of the largest combined-cycle plants in the world and the most efficient power plant in Saudi Arabia. Sargent & Lundy served as the engineer on this highly successful project.

The facility has six 2-on-1 combined-cycle blocks with 12 turbine generating units, 12 heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), 6 steam turbine generators, and 6 seawater cooled condensers. The plant is designed to endure harsh site conditions from heavy sand storms to temperatures that can exceed 50ºC (120ºF).

Measures to offset the extreme heat include a specially designed inlet chilling system. The system is designed to lower the turbine inlet air temperature to 15 ºC (59 ºF) over a wide range of ambient conditions to increase the plant power output.

The project award was announced in the September 2015 issue of Power. A profile of the project is featured on the Power website.

For more information on the inlet chilling system, download Inlet Air Chilling System Design for Qurayyah Independent Power Project co-authored by Sargent & Lundy, Samsung C&T, and Stellar Energy.

James Malone

Director of Business Development




Jim brings 37 years of knowledge to the Power Generation Industry including comprehensive consulting, design engineering, product understanding and analysis for projects worldwide.