Under the deal, Doble and National Grid Saudi Arabia will work together to carry out an asset health review of about 1000 transmission transformers.

Doble said the project will utilize time-based and predictive maintenance methods to improve grid reliability by identifying and managing problems early on.

The project also includes review of testing and maintenance practices and identifying the root cause of historic failures as well as a study of National Grid Saudi Arabia’s in-house electrical insulating oil laboratories.

Doble Engineering vice president of consulting and testing services Paul Griffin said, "The sophisticated program we’ve designed forNational Grid Saudi Arabia , takes advantage of the full breadth of Doble’s offering — ranging from initial benchmarking and monitoring, all the way through to oil laboratory testing best practices."

National Grid Saudi Arabia head of transmission reliability program and manager of technical support department, grid maintenance business unit Mohammed Al Muaili said improving the reliability of the electric power grid is the company’s first priority.

"To do this, we needed to partner with an organization that has the deep-knowledge and global experience to help us support increasing demand, and to maintain a clear understanding of asset health at all times," Al Muaili added.