Rabigh, Saudi Arabia

Alstom’s technology to remove 97% of sulphur dioxide from the plant, allowing the plant to conform to the country’s environmental requirements.. 

Fuel Total output Customer    
Oil          1,320 MW Acwa, Kepco & SEC
Scope of supply Product 
Air Quality Control Systems     Seawater flue gas desulphurisation (SWFGD)

Alstom has signed a contract for the design, supply and installation of two seawater flue gas desulphurisation (SWFGD) systems at units 1 & 2 of a new oil-fired Rabigh power plant being built in Saudi Arabia.

Alstom’s technology uses no chemicals, only seawater and air, to remove 97% of sulphur dioxide from the plant, allowing the plant to conform to the country’s environmental requirements.

Suitable for thermal power stations, metal smelters and oil refineries, SWFGD efficiently treats flue gases containing 20-6500 ppm of sulphur dioxide. The compact design provides a good solution to both new and retrofit installations and is especially cost-efficient on applications already using seawater as a coolant.