SEC awards Alstom Grid two substation contracts

French energy company Alstom Grid has been awarded two contracts worth a total of €57m (£50.5m) by the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the Saudi electricity company responsible for the national grid network, for five substation extensions and two new substations.

Alstom Grid’s scope includes complete project management from initial design, procurement and logistics, to commissioning, as well as the supply of the 132kV power transformers, capacitor banks and automation solutions.

The five substation extensions are located in Dirab, Huraymila, Al-Hayit, Baqaa and Al-Rosan, while the two new 132kV / 13.8kV substations, both located in Riyadh, will improve energy supply to the King Faisl Hospital and the Al-Taawoon neighbourhood.

The projects are expected to be completed by December 2012.