Tractebel secures Saudi network contract

02 November 2009

Belgian contractor signs $7.4m deal to protect transmission grid

Belgium’s Tractebel Engineering has signed a €5m ($7.4m) contract to provide Saudi Electricity Company with engineering services.

The three-year contract covers engineering services aimed at reviewing and improving the protective-relay systems for the power transmission network across Saudi Arabia. Protective-relay systems are electromechanical devices designed to detect faults and isolate them from the rest of the electricity network by tripping circuit breakers.

Ali al-Barrak, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Electricity, and Patrick Wilmart, commercial director of Tractebel Engineering signed the deal.

Tractebel will carry out the work from its headquarters in Brussels with additional support from its Dubai office.

Tracetebel Engineering is part of France’s GdF Suez.

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