SEC awards Siemens two contracts
German firm to build SVCs at substations in Saudi Arabia.
Siemens has signed two contracts with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for the construction of static VAR compensators (SVCs) at Madinah East, Hail-2 and Al Jouf-2 380 kV substations in Saudi Arabia.
Within the scope of these contracts, Siemens will provide SEC with SVC plus and protection systems, transformers, switchgears, civil and electro-mechanical work with a project execution of 24 months.
The contracts were signed by Eng. Ziyad Al-Shiha, CEO, SEC, Arja Talakar, CEO, Siemens Saudi Arabia and Peter-Karlheinz Bruder, head of energy transmission, Siemens Saudi Arabia.
"The construction of Static VAR Compensator (SVC) will play a vital role in the stability of the network and smooth transmission of power in Madinah, Hail and Al Jouf regions, particularly in the time of high demand during summer, Haj and Ramadan,” said Talakar.
"Together with our partners E.A. Juffali & Brothers, we are fully committed to the country and its people and will continue to differentiate ourselves through technology transfer and numerous employment, training and development opportunities for local talent,” he added.
This will be the first time SVC plus will be used to enhance the performance of the SEC transmission networks of the western and central regions of Saudi Arabia.