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Siemens, L&T submit lowest bids for SEC’s transmission projects [free access]

September 28, 2020

As per a news report, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has received the lowest bids from the Germany-based Siemens and India-based Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for the installation of 380 kV reactors at the Hail-3 substation and construction of the 380 kV Rafha–Qaisumah overhead transmission line (OHTL) projects respectively.


A total of three companies had submitted proposals for the reactor installation project. Siemens has submitted a bid price of SAR57.3 million. The contract involves the installation of bus-connected reactors at the existing Hail-3 bulk supply point (BSP). It also involves modification of 380 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and on alternating current (AC)/direct current (DC), installation of 380 kV hybrid GIS, low voltage (LV) auxiliary supply, and protection, metering, control supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and telecommunication systems, with civil and electromechanical works. The contract duration is 20 months from the date of signing.


L&T has submitted a bid of SAR332 million, among a total of eleven bidders that submitted proposals for the 327 km OHTL connecting the Rafha and Qaisumah BSPs. The selected contractors area required to undertake the design, engineering, materials procurement, quality management, factory inspection/testing, transport and delivery to site, installation, construction, site inspection/testing, commissioning, and all associated work and services until final handing over of the facilities in a satisfactorily working and operating condition on a turnkey basis. The duration of the contract is 24 months from the date of signing of the contract.