The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded the local Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works a SR316m ($84.3m) contract to build an overhead transmission line.

The work will involve supplying and installing a 380kV overhead transmission line at Yanbu, located on the western coast of the kingdom.

The project is part of SEC’s programme to expand the kingdom’s electricity capacity and improve transmission networks to cope with its rapidly growing population.

SEC recently awarded a SR416.2m contract to the local Al-Toukhi Company for Industry & Trading build a substation at Madain, Saudi Arabia.

The project will involve building a 380kV substation for the Maidan area. The work will include providing and assembling power transformers, low-voltage AC and DC equipment, associated facilities and related civil works.