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GE digital substations ... on way.

GE digital substations ... on way.

GE to deliver four substations for Saudi grid

May 2017

GE has entered into a contract with National Grid SA to supply four new electricity substations on a turnkey basis and upgrade four others, in the southern region of Saudi Arabia.

With a total capacity of 1,933 MVA, the substations will enable power delivery to up to 25,000 homes as well as different industries in the southern region, supporting the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 to deliver reliable and efficient power to foster all-round economic growth.

Hisham Al Bahkali, GE’s president and CEO for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, said: “The contract for GE to provide four substations on a turnkey basis and to upgrade four other existing substations will help strengthen the electricity grid that serves the Southern Region of the kingdom. It will not only deliver more electricity to more homes in the region but also support the focus on industrialization and economic diversification.”

As part of the agreement, the four new substations that are delivered by GE Energy Connections’ Grid Solutions on a turnkey basis will include the engineering, design, civil work and supply of gas insulated switchgear (GIS), power transformers (PTR), and automation.

The other four substations, also in the Southern Region, will be upgraded using the advanced technology solutions of GE. The scope also includes the integration of substation automation to SEC’s regional control centres via Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system to ensure reliable power supply to customers in the region and to honour the requirements of Vision 2030.




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