National Contracting Company has won a SR623m ($166m) contract to install 380kV overhead transmission lines in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

The local contractor was awarded the deal by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).

The overhead lines will be used to distribute power from a combined heat and power cogeneration facility operated by state-owned oil major Saudi Aramco in the kingdom’s Eastern Province.

The project is part of SEC’s programme to expand the capacity of the kingdom’s grid to cope with a rise in electricity demand. It is estimated that Saudi Arabia’s peak power demand will rise to 75,000MW by 2020. In 2013, the kingdom’s installed generation capacity was about 60,000MW.