Yanbu Power & Desalination Plant

Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia


Dual fuel plant utilising MSF technology to produce power and freshwater for 1.8m people

The Yanbu Power and Desalination Plant is located on the Red Sea coast, in the Yanbu Industrial City, approximately 350km north of Jeddah. The desalination plant will implement multistage flash (MSF) technology to desalinate and supply freshwater to the residents of Yanbu and the nearby Medina region. The plant will produce 3.1GW of power, and 550,000m³ / day or 121 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water, enough to meet the daily requirements of 1.8 million people.


HKA were engaged due to its local contractual expertise and project knowledge. Our brief was to review and manage change order requests and claims submissions relating to its engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) scope for the power plant.

What we did

Augmented our client’s commercial team, implementing and managing change control procedures and providing claim preparation, evaluation and management expertise that ensured cost implications, and programme impacts were duly considered and notified in accordance with the US$ 1.5 billion lump-sum turnkey contract.


By embedding with the commercial team we successfully transferred regional knowledge and expertise.

"International contractors continue to call upon both our regional and joint venture expertise.

Our ability to augment client commercial teams with experienced in-country resource is a key differentiator.

Our wider regional capability and size enables us to rapidly scale in response to changing client needs."
David Stapleton, Partner, HKA
Project Details
  • Client
  • Year
    2014 - 2015
  • Value
    US$ 3 billion
  • Services
    Claims, Claims & Dispute Resolution
  • Sectors
    Construction and Engineering, Power and Utilities




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