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SEC awards power and water contracts

Power plant extension and water projects awarded.

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The SEC has invested in a pipeline from a desalination plant in Abha.
The SEC has invested in a pipeline from a desalination plant in Abha.

 The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded a tender worth around US$380 million to increase the generation capacity of a plant in Qassim, while awarding projects for water projecs worth around $180 million, writes the Arab News daily.

The upgrade of the plant will increase capacity by 472MW, the paper quotes the chairman of SEC's board of directors, Saleh Al-Awaji.

On Sunday, Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen signed contracts for implementing a number of water and sewage projects in Asir province. Around $140 million would be spent on a pipelind connecting a desalination plant in Abha to Tathleeth, said a ministry official.

Arab News did not report who had won the contracts.

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