A series of other substation projects in the western region are out to tender. The bid deadline has been extended by two weeks to 10 November for the construction of a 380-kV GIS substation at Shouaiba. Contractors are also preparing to submit bids by 9 December for the construction of three more 110/13.8-kV GIS substations in the greater Jeddah area. Finally, bids are due to go in on 18 November for a 110/13.8-kV GIS substation tender in Mecca.

ABB is the low bidder on the project to build the 110/13.8-kV GIS Al-Ahad station, also located in Jeddah following submission of bids on 29 October. The European firm submitted a price of SR 105 million ($28 million). The local Al-Toukhi Contractingsubmitted the lowest price on 27 October on another Jeddah substation project, the construction of a conventional 110/13.8-kV substation at Muhayil. Al-Toukhi’s price was SR 126.8 million ($33.8 million).