Extension and substation projects worth US $0.5 billion
The Saudi Electricity Company has awarded two contracts to Alfanar Construction, with a combined value of US $0.5 billion.
The projects, the Hail 2 Power Plant extension, and construction of the highspeed Harmain Railway Substation are part of a number of power projects in the country, totalling $13 billion.
The Hail 2 reinforcement contract is part of the Extension III project, which will add 280MW to meet future load demand and support the existing generation capacity of the industrial area.
The extension will also enable future conversion of the plant into a combined cycle; the first two units are expected to be online in August 2012.
Alfanar is already working on the Extension II Power Plant, due for completion by Q3 2011. The company recently completed the Sharourah Power Plant in the south of the country.
The construction of the high-speed Harmain Railway Substation will include the construction of six new 380kV substations, all due to be in service within two years. The project will power the double track railway.
“We have a track record of quality delivery and satisfied clients. Most of our projects are not always easy on terrain conditions and on the delivery time,” said Jamal Wadi, General Manager of Alfanar Construction Power and Water.
“Yet our team through its sheer hard work and experience has been able to overcome the challenges including the short completion time,” Wadi said.
Contracts were signed in Riyadh by Dr. Saleh Al Awaji, chairman of the board for The Saudi Electricity Company and Eng. Sabah Al Mutlaq, vice chairman, Alfanar.
“Due to our proven experience in completing projects with a challenging time schedule, Alfanar Construction was awarded the projects,” said Wadi.
Alfanar Construction say they actively participate in constructing the infrastructure of many power generation, transmission and distribution projects, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.