•Siemens signs two contracts for SVCs at Madinah East, Hail-2 and Al Jouf-2 380kV substations
•SVC plus technology will be used for the first time in Saudi Arabia
•Siemens supports the Kingdom in developing a world class transmission network
Siemens, the global powerhouse which innovates the electrical world and operates in the fields of energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare, signed two contracts with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for the construction of SVCs at Madinah East, Hail-2 and Al Jouf-2 380kV substations. The contracts were signed by Eng. Ziyad Al-Shiha, Chief Executive Officer of SEC, Mr. Arja Talakar, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Saudi Arabia and Mr. Peter-Karlheinz Bruder, Head of Energy Transmission Siemens Saudi Arabia.
Within the scope of these contracts, Siemens will provide SEC with SVC plus and Protection systems, Transformers, Switchgears, Civil and Electro-Mechanical work with a project execution of 24 months. SVC plus, Siemens top notch technology will be used for the first time in the Kingdom to enhance the performance of the SEC transmission networks of Western and Central regions of Saudi Arabia.
The award of Madinah East, Hail-2 and Al Jouf-2 SVC projects to Siemens is another milestone in the continuous relationship between the two companies and has made Siemens a key player in the SVC market of Saudi Arabia.
“The construction of Static Var Compensator (SVC) will play a vital role in the stability of the network and smooth transmission of power in Madinah, Hail and Al Jouf regions particularly in the time of high demand during summer, Haj and Ramadan”, said Arja Talakar, CEO of Siemens Saudi Arabia. “Together with our partners E.A. Juffali & Brothers, we are fully committed to the country and its people and will continue to differentiate ourselves through technology transfer and numerous employment, training and development opportunities for local talent”