Siemens signs US$108 million Saudi substation deal

electricity2Siemens has previously completed a number of power transmission and distribution projects in the kingdom, including Qassim-2 BSP, PP-9 and PP-10. (Image source: Nathan Sudda/sxc.hu)Siemens has been awarded a US$108mn turnkey contract from Saudi Electricity Company for a new high-voltage substation that will aide Jeddah's power grid

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will be responsible for the design, engineering, construction, testing and commissioning of the new substation. This will include the supply of power transformers, switchgear and protection and telecommunication systems, along with the associated civil engineering and construction works.

Wolfgang Braun, head of power transmission at Siemens Middle East, said, "This latest contract award from SEC is testament to the confidence placed in Siemens as a turnkey supplier of innovative infrastructure solutions".

Siemens has previously completed a number of power transmission and distribution projects in Saudi Arabia, including Qassim-2 BSP, PP-9 and PP-10. 

Arja Talakar, CEO of Siemens Saudi Arabia, commented, "With projects like this latest substation award we are committed to supporting Saudi Arabia's growing population and industry."

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