Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected the local Al-Toukhi Contracting Company to expand its existing Tabuk power project.

The SR328.7m ($87.7m) contract, which was awarded on 7 November, covers the construction of the seventh phase of the project, which will comprise two 55MW units.

The following companies submitted commercial bids for the project in October:

  • National Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Al-Toukhi Contracting (Saudi Arabia)
  • Saudi Services for Electro-Mechanical Works (Saudi Arabia)
  • Tecnicas Reunidas (Spain)
  • Al-Fanar Construction Company (Saudi Arabia)

The power plant extension is to be commissioned by 30 October 2012.

SEC unveiled plans to extend three of its power projects at sites at Hail, Tabuk and Rafha in its 2010 Capital Projects Plan in January.

The capacity of the Hail project will be increased by 110MW, while the Rafha project will be expanded by 60MW.