Siemens Energy Sector has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately EUR200 million by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). The first contract includes the supply of five SGT6-2000E gas turbines, which will add 388 MW to the Rafha, Qurayyat and Arar areas, helping to address the Kingdom's rapidly rising power demand.
The second signing is for a turnkey project to build the Al-Kharj 2 380-kV substation. Under the contract, the Energy sector will supply all key components such as gas insulated switchgear, transformers, line reactors, switchgear, protection systems, telecommunication systems, and will also provide civil engineering and substation building. The substation will enhance the reliability and security of power supply, while addressing the growing demand for electricity in the Al-Kharj region.
Siemens has been active in Saudi Arabia for more than 80 years, together with its partner, E.A. Juffali & Brothers, Siemens has contributed to the expertise, technology, knowledge transfer and the development of local human capital. Siemens technology currently transmits and distributes a third of the power used in the Kingdom.