$82 million Saudi substation contract for Alstom
Five station extensions and two new units for Saudi
Two contracts worth a combined $82 million have been won by Alstom Grid, for five substation extensions and two new units in Saudi Arabia.
Awarded by the Saudi Electric Company, the scope also includes full project management from initial design, procurement and logistics, to commissioning as well as the supply of the 132kV power transformers, capacitor banks and automation solutions.
The five extensions will be in Dirab, Huraymila, Al-Hayit, Baqaa and Al-Rosan, with the two new substations located in Riyadh, to improve energy supply to the King Faisl Hospital and the Al-Taawoon neighbourhood.
Planned to be carried out locally the projects are expected to be completed by December 2012, boosting the capacity and efficiency of the Kingdom’s national grid in an attempt to counter rising demand for power, estimated to be increasing at eight per cent a year.