Bids opened for substations

21 October 2005
Bids were opened in early October for contracts to build three new 132/13.8-kV substations in the Riyadh area. The client is Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Construction is expected to take 18 months.
Bids were opened in early October for contracts to build three new 132/13.8-kV substations in the Riyadh area. The client is Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Construction is expected to take 18 months.

For the largest contract, covering the construction of a substation in the Dawadmi area, the local ZJ Engineering & Construction (Z Aljazira)is low bidder at SR 55 million ($14.7 million). It is followed by the local Al-Babtain Power & Telecommunication Companyat SR 57.5 million ($15.3 million) and Al-Toukhi Company For Industry & Trading, also local, at SR 65 million ($17.3 million). The same three firms were lowest bidders on the contract to build a substation in the Alitsalat area, with Al-Babtain submitting a low bid of SR 46.9 million ($12.5 million).

For the third contract, covering the construction of a substation in the Al-Khaleej area, National Contracting Company (NCC)is low bidder at SR 44.8 million ($12 million), followed by Z Aljazira ranked at SR 45.8 million ($12.2 million), and Al-Babtain at SR 46.5 million ($12.4 million). Contract awards are expected by year-end.

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