SEC signs new power deals for western region

electricity-gridSaudi Electricity Company (SEC) has reportedly signed three contracts, valued at a combined US$263mn, aimed at improving the power grid in the west of the country

SEC, along with a number of national companies, plans to upgrade and strengthen the capacity of the electricity grid across the western region.

Ali Al-Barak, CEO of SEC, said that the contracts covered transmission lines and underground cabling.

The contracts included the setting up of 380kV transmission lines to link up with Madinah’s Al-Salam transformer, in addition to establishing cables in Makkah with a 380kV capacity.

Jeddah would also receive new 380kV underground cables under a contract scheduled that is expected to take 29 months, according to the Saudi Gazette.

SEC has recently inked a number of major power deals with international firms.

Siemens reported the signing of a US$108mn deal for a new sub-station in Jeddah supporting rapid local growth in power demand whilst Alstom Grid also agreed contracts worth a combined US$116mn for work in Madinah.

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