6 January 2009 – Alfanar Construction, an integral part of Alfanar Group, has signed a 380kV substation contract worth SR 444m ($119m) for Makkah West substation with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
This project will enhance the capacity to meet the growing demand for electricity in Makkah, especially the Holy Al Harram area where the project will distribute electricity to the new facilities located in the area.
As part of an interconnection plan, the proposed substation will also be linked to several other substations, including the Aziziah South substation and the Shoaibah substation, and the 380 kV overhead transmission lines in Makka. The scheduled time for the implementation of this project is in 29 months.
alfanar construction has the credit of implementing several key projects for the Saudi Electricity Company in different parts of the Kingdom, with a total value of more than SR 3bn.
One of the most remarkable projects that are being executed by alfanar include the 380/110/13.8kV, Al Kandarah substation in Jeddah with contract value nearing SR500m. This project will serve the central part of Jeddah city and aims at increasing the reliability of electricity in those areas.
alfanar Company is also involved in the expansion of Sharourah power plant by adding three generating units with a total 51 MW power capacity at a value of more than SR 380m. In addition, alfanar Construction has been awarded the construction of 380 kV substation connecting Rabigh (2) Power plant – first phase worth SR 505m.
The contract for this project ‘Makkah West 380kV substation’ was signed by Engr. Ali Saleh Al Barrak, CEO of Saudi Electricity Company and Engr. Sabah Al-Mutlaq Vice Chairman of alfanar Group, in the presence of Engr. Abdullah Al-Hamad, Division Manager of alfanar Construction.