Tihama – Cogeneration of power & steam for Saudi Aramco

ENGIE has been providing Saudi Aramco with power and steam through Tihama Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. CHP is an energy efficient technology that generates electricity and captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy —such as steam or hot water—that can be used for space heating, cooling, domestic hot water and industrial processes. By capturing and using heat that would otherwise be wasted, and by avoiding distribution losses, CHP can achieve efficiencies of over 80 percent, compared to 50 percent for typical technologies (i.e., conventional electricity generation and an on-site boiler).