The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has signed three contracts worth a total of SR986.7 million to strengthen the power grid in Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah in the western region. Eng. Ali Al-Barak, CEO of the company, said that the contracts, which include setting up of transmission lines and underground cables, were awarded to Saudi companies.
Al Barak said the first contract is for setting up of 380 KV transmission lines to link with Al-Salam transformer in Madinah. The project will be implemented within 29 months at a cost of SR194 million.
The second contract, costing SR530 million, is to establish central cables in Makkah with a capacity of 380KV. The period of implementation of the project, which will strengthen the electricity transmission network in the holy city, is 23 months.
A similar project for establishing 380 KV underground central cables in Jeddah was awarded at a cost of SR262.7 million and the period of implementation is 29 months.