Siemens signs EUR81m substation deal with Saudi Electricity Company
- Saudi Arabia: Wednesday, February 13 - 2013 at 15:12
- PRESS RELEASE
Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare sectors, has been awarded an EUR81 million turnkey contract from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for a new high-voltage substation that will help Jeddah's power grid to cater for rapidly increasing electricity demand.
"This latest contract award from SEC is testament to the confidence placed in Siemens as a turnkey supplier of innovative infrastructure solutions," said Wolfgang Braun, Head of Power Transmission, Siemens Middle East.
"Saudi Arabia is experiencing unprecedented growth and Siemens is proud to be a reliable and trusted partner to the Saudi Electricity Company, as it continues the expansion of a safe, dependable and efficient power grid for the Kingdom.
Siemens has a long-standing relationship with SEC, and has previously completed a number of power transmission and distribution projects in the Kingdom, including Qassim-2 BSP, PP-9 and PP-10. Active in the country for more than 80 years contributing expertise, technology and knowhow from each of the company's main sectors, Siemens technology currently transmits and distributes a third of the power used in the Kingdom.
"With projects like this latest substation award we are committed to supporting Saudi Arabia's growing population and industry," said Arja Talakar, CEO, Siemens Saudi Arabia. "We have a lengthy local history in the Kingdom and this translates directly into an ability to provide the right technology at the right time for the advancement of Saudi Arabia's urban and industrial infrastructure.
"Saudi Arabia has a very clear vision for its future and it is through the pillars of education, knowledge transfer and innovation that Siemens will continue to be a driving force in the development of a sustainable future for the Kingdom."
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