SEC awards $30m grid enhancement contracts to ABB
Power group will work on substation projects to enhance Saudi capacity
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded ABB contracts worth more than US $30 million to undertake substation projects in the Kingdom. The company will design, supply, install and commission two 132/13.8kV substations in the Al-Kharj area, and in the Second Industrial City in Riyadh’s south east.
ABB’s remit includes the delivery of high and medium voltage gas and air insulated switchgear, transformers and cables, together with the SCADA and automation systems. The substations are also set to be equipped with capacitor banks, to reduce electricity losses, and improve the stability of power supply. The company has said that the projects are scheduled to be completed by 2014.
“These substations will enhance power capacity to meet growing electricity demand and industrial development in the region. They will also help to improve grid reliability and power quality,” said Oleg Aleinikov, head of ABB’s Substations business.