The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded seven contracts worth a total of SR2.6bn ($693m) for projects to supply electricity to the Riyadh Metro.

The first four contracts will involve setting up 380kV substations in the northwest, southwest, northeast and southeast of Riyadh. The remaining three contracts will involve laying 380kV cables to link the substations to the metro. The contracts all have a duration of 25 months.

In July 2013, the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) awarded five design and build construction contracts worth $22.5bn for the main packages on the Riyadh Metro, which will have six lines running for a total length of 180 kilometres.