ABB to improve efficiency at 28 Saudi substations
Work for SEC expected to be complete by 2010
Power technology giant ABB has won a US $60 million contract from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to improve power efficiency at 28 distribution substations nationwide.
The firm has been given responsibility for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning at the substations.
ABB will provide power factor correction at 19 33/13.8kV substations in the central, southern and north-western provinces, and at nine 132/13.8kV locations in and around Riyadh.
The company will provide products including capacitor banks, reactors, medium-voltage switchgear, protection and control equipment, and a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system to help the utility manage the flow of power in the network.
“These solutions will enable the substations to operate more efficiently, thereby increasing the availability of electricity and improving power quality,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division.