Bidders line up for substations

19 December 2003
Japan's Nichimenis the low bidder on the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)project to build a major substation in Shouaiba. According to the bid opening prices, the Japanese company submitted an offer of SR 259 million ($69.1 million), followed by the local Al-Fanarat SR 263 million ($70.1 million). The project calls for the construction of a 380-kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation, which will serve the expanded Shouaiba power plant.

On another substation project at Badeea in central Saudi Arabia, the local National Contracting Company (NCC)submitted the lowest bid at SR 82 million ($21.9 million), ahead of the local Al-Babtain Contractingat SR 83 million ($22.1 million). The project covers the construction of a new 132/13.8-kV GIS substation and the expansion of three existing stations.

Contract awards have still to be made by SEC on the conventional 110/13.8-kV substation at Muhayil, where the local Al-Toukhi Contractingsubmitted the lowest bid at SR 126.8 million ($33.8 million). The local Z Al-Jazeera is low bidder for the contract to build a 115/13.8-kV GIS substation at Al-Rayyan in the Dammam area.

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