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Saudi Arabia’s SEC awards SAR94 million transmission contracts [free access]

January 6, 2020

Recently, the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded substation and line contracts worth SAR94 million to Saudi-based construction companies.

 

The first contract, valued at SAR44.8 million, has been awarded to the Grupo Maessa Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Spain-based Grupo Maessa. The contract involves undertaking reinforcement works at the Rafeah-2 and Qaryat Al Ulya substations.

 

Works at the Rafeah-2 substation include addition of three bays of 115 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS); other 13.8 kV switchgear; 500 kVA, 13.8 kV/400-230 V station service transformers; high voltage (HV)/medium voltage (MV) power cables and terminations; alternating current (AC)/direct current (DC) auxiliary power supply, surge arresters, control/protection system; substation automation system (SAS); communication system; fire detection/alarm and safety and fire protection system; and civil/structural/mechanical works. It also includes installation, testing and commissioning of 50/67 MVA, 132/13.8 kV power transformers, which will be provided by SEC.

 

Works at the Qaryat Al Ulya substation include addition of a bay of 115 kV GIS; other 13.8 kV switchgear; a 20 MVAr static synchronous compensator (STATCOM); and modifications/additions to the control/protection system, SAS and communication system. The contract is expected to be completed within 27 months from the date of signing.

 

The second contract, valued at SAR49.12 million, has been awarded to Al Haider Company for Trading & Contracting (Al Haider). It involves the design and construction of the 55-km-long, 115 kV double-circuit overhead transmission line (OHTL) for connecting the 115/13.8 kV Rafeah-2 and Qaryat Al Ulya substations. It also involves the design and construction of another OHTL to the underground cable transition area and two circuits of 115 kV underground cable (UGC). The contract is expected to be completed within 23 months from the date of signing.

 

For both the contracts, the respective contractor is required to undertake design, engineering, materials procurement, quality management, factory inspection/testing, transport and delivery to site, installation, construction, site inspection, testing and commissioning, and all associated work and services until final handing over of the respective facilities, on a lump sum turnkey basis.

 

(SAR1=USD0.26)