Bids opened for new substations

10 October 2003
Prices have been opened for two new substation projects being tendered by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). The local Al-Toukhi Contractinghas submitted the lowest offer at SR 53 million ($14.1 million) for the project to build a new 132/13.8-kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation in the northern city of Sakakah, in Al-Jouf province. The local Arabian Bemco Contracting came in second, pricing the contract at SR 56.3 million ($15 million), followed by Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works Company (SSEM) at SR 59 million ($15.7 million). At least three other contractors bid for the work.

On a second contract - the construction of a 115/13.8-kV GIS substation at Al-Rayyan in the Dammam area - the local Z Al-Jazeera has submitted the low bid at SR 37.7 million ($10.1 million). Siemens and Al-Toukhi priced the project at SR 38.8 million ($10.3 million) and SR 38.9 million ($10.4 million) respectively. A total of 11 companies participated in the tender.

Bid extensions have also been announced on two other SEC substation contracts. The bid closing date has been extended by two weeks to 19 October for the contract to build three 110/13.8-kV GIS substations in the Jeddah area. A one-month bid extension has also been announced on the contract to build a 380-kV GIS substation at Shouaiba, located 120 kilometres south of Jeddah. Bids are now due to be returned on 28 October (MEED 15:8:03).

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