Eastern Province

Spain’s Isolux Corsan wins first Saudi contract

January 2015

ISOLUX Corsan, a leading Spanish engineering and construction firm, has won a major contract for the construction of two 115 kV substations in the city of Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia. It is the company’s first contract in the kingdom.

“The $40-million project was awarded by Saudi Arabia’s National Grid and will be completed in 27 months,” says a spokesman for the Madrid-based company.

The scope of work includes the construction of two substations in addition to the modification of the existing substation at Al Uqair. It involves the design, material supply, testing and commissioning of two substations, as well as the modified substation. In addition, the company will provide equipment for the automation system.

Isolux Corsan is planning to boost its presence in the region. It is currently carrying out expansion and improvement works on the Bidbid South Freeway in Oman, for a total value of $212.7 million. This project involves the widening of the road from two to four lanes as well as improving a 56-km-long stretch.

It is also building 172 km of 300 kV transmission lines in Kuwait at an estimated cost of $98 million.

“This is our first project in Kuwait and has been commissioned by the Ministry of Electricity and Water of Kuwait. It is being developed on a turnkey basis,” says the spokesman.

Isolux Corsan is a global name in the areas of concessions, energy, construction and industrial services, with a track record spanning over 80 years. It operates in more than 40 countries.

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