Germany-based multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens has secured two contracts worth EUR200m from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).

Under the first contract, the company will build the Al-Kharj 2 380kV substation on a turnkey basis for SEC to improve power supply reliability and meet the growing demand for power in the Al-Kharj region in Saudi Arabia.

The company will supply all the major components for the project, such as gas insulated switchgear, transformers, line reactors, switchgear, protection systems, and telecommunication systems, and will also provide civil engineering and substation building.

Under the second contract, Siemens will provide five SGT6-2000E gas turbines for a 388MW power plant to generate electricity for the Rafha, Qurayyat and Arar areas.

Siemens has been active in the country for over 80 years and currently transmits and distributes a third of the power used in the Kingdom.