Hyundai E&C wins new US$ 248 mn Saudi substation order

Posted on 7th August 2014

Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Hyundai E&C), a leading construction company, has secured a US$ 248 million substation building and refurbishment contract in Saudi Arabia, said a report by Yonhap news agency.


The order placed by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) calls for building a new 380-KV combined substation at the Jubail industrial complex. In addition, the builder will be tasked with refurbishing nearby substations, the report said.

"The overall project is expected to take 27 months, with the completion date set for October 2016," the company said in a press release. It said the new substation will be the largest such facility in the Kingdom.

Riyadh is expected to invest US$ 160 billion into power infrastructure building by 2023, which could raise business opportunities for companies such as Hyundai E&C, it said. SEC placed the order as demand for electric power is expected to go up steadily in the coming years. The country's maximum electricity demand is estimated at 51.9 GW at present, but this is expected to surge to 85 GW by 2020 and 120 GW by 2030.

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