Entrant: Schneider Electric

Project owner: Maaden Gold & Base Metals Company

EPC contractor: Hanwha Engineering & Construction

Consultant: Ausenco

Project management: Fluor

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, provided a complete electrical distribution system, including four E-houses, for the Ad’Duwieh Gold Project in Saudi Arabia.

An E-house is a substation that is designed, engineered and factory integrated, tested, validated and delivered on-site. It is an innovative solution to enhance productivity and reduce construction lead times at sites with the use of a qualified and reliable design. It also provides sustainability as it can be transported to another location at the end of the mine’s life.

Schneider Electric entities in Saudi Arabia, Korea and Indonesia have collaborated in order to provide the right solutions and cater to the requirements of customers. They supplied local Saudi-assembled medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgears and a motor control centre for concrete substations, which were vital in achieving the project’s on-time delivery.

“The results of our global approach, overall solution, professional project management and on-site support and services were evident by the high appreciation of EPC [engineering, procurement and construction firm] Hanwha and end-client Maaden Gold & Base Metals Company,” says Ziad Mortaja, Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia country president. “Specifically for mining, this project is the right solution as it helps on-time delivery and support to the furthest site in Saudi Arabia.”