CES Energy joint venture company ESDM – Energy Solutions Developers and Mangers have been appointed to provide the entire energy requirement of the new 2.6 million square metre King Abdullah Millennium Seaport, strategically located on the Red Sea with ease of access to key cities within Saudi Arabia.
ESDM, a recently formed joint venture between Petroleum Chemicals and Mining Company (PCMC) and CES Energy – Ireland a European energy consultancy; will provide the 33 MW of both medium and high speed generated electricity for phase one of the project.
King Abdullah Port, part of the wider US $26.6 billion King Abdullah Economic City Project the largest of its kind in the gulf region, is a state of the art container port with a capacity of 3.8million TEU/year in Phase 1, increasing to 6 million TEU/year in Phase two and set to become one of the large seaports in the world similar in size to Rotterdam and capable of handling even the largest super vessels.
The port will also provide a dedicated Haj Terminal to cater for an estimate 500,000 pilgrims every season along with integrated transport links, high speed rail, hotels and healthcare facilities.
CES Energy joint venture company ESDM are responsible for the design and construction of the US $22 million phase 1 power plant by November 2013 with work expected to start in Q4 2012. The Phase 1 Power Plant will be designed to accommodate the further expansion up to 60MW to be undertaken within 12 months of completing Phase 1.