Saudi’s SEC awards contracts for HV projects to Al Sharif, KEC, Linxon

Saudi Arabia’s power company SaudiElectricity Company (SEC) has awarded highvoltage contracts to local Al Sharif, Indian KECInternational and Linxon—a joint venture (JV) between Swiss-Swedish multinationalcorporation ABB and Canadian engineering services company SNC-Lavalin.

The JV of Al Sharif and KEC have been awarded a SAR77.5 million contract for the construction of a 28 km 380 kV overhead transmission line (OHTL) between the NEOM’s Industrial City (NIC) Circle and Duba Green substations of NEOM project—a futuristic city to be built along Saudi Arabia’s borders with Jordan and just across the narrow Strait of Aqaba from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Meanwhile, Linxon has bagged a contract worth USD62 million for three power expansion projects across Saudi Arabia. The contract involves expansion of the existing Badar substation in Riyadh, additional installation of reactors at Nafal, expansion and installation of bus reactors at the Makkah and Jeddah North East substations, and extension of existing 230 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) to provide power supply to the South Ghawar gas separation plant.

 

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