Behind the power of cogeneration is the power of people. More than 400 employees led the design and construction of the Wasit Gas Plant and its cogeneration facilities, many of whom were young graduates of our apprenticeship program.
This young team shouldered a big responsibility, as the cogeneration plant had to deliver power and steam to support the commissioning activities preparing for Wasit.
We aim to source as many goods and services as possible from local businesses for our construction projects. Approximately 40 percent of Wasit’s materials were bought and manufactured locally, advancing the diversification of the Kingdom’s economy and creating employment opportunities for Saudis in manufacturing plants.
Wasit, together with our Midyan, and Fadhili gas plants, will create opportunities for a wide variety of Saudi industries, such as steel, aluminum, petrochemicals, water desalination, and electricity production. It will also enable downstream value-added industries to produce antifreeze, solvent, fuels, and other advanced materials.
The combination of these delivers on our commitment to encouraging progress and prosperity, safely and sustainably.