Linxon wins expansion projects to Saudi Electricity Company

March 9, 2022

Linxon has won three orders worth $62 million from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to deliver expansion projects across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These projects fall within the Saudi Electricity Company’s short-term plan to improve the stability of the network in the various stations. The orders include the expansion of the existing Badar substation in Riyadh and additional installation of reactors at Nafal, as well as the expansion and installation of bus reactors at Makkah and Jeddah North East substations. In the Eastern region, Linxon will extend the existing 230 kV GIS to provide power supply to the South Ghawar Gas separation plant, helping to increase the country’s usage of natural gas.

Linxon’s scope of work in this project includes reinforcement of the existing substations to install 380 kV and 230 kV GIS breakers, hybrid GIS and reactors. The installation of equipment for protection, metering, control, and communication is also included alongside related modifications works. Linxon will also provide design, engineering, materials, procurement, quality management and factory inspection/testing services, as well as managing the transport and delivery of materials to the site. The installation, construction, site inspection, testing and commissioning activities associated with the work will also be entrusted to Linxon until the final hand-over of the substation extensions.

Gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) is a type of compact switchgear consisting of high-voltage components such as circuit-breakers and disconnectors, which can be safely operated in confined spaces. GIS is used where space is limited, for example: in extensions, in city buildings, on roofs, on offshore platforms, in industrial plants and in hydropower plants.

Linxon commenced operations on September 1, 2018, undertaking turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Substations enable the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity. Within the substation, switchgear controls and protects the network from power outages and facilitates reliable electricity supply.

About Linxon

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise with Hitachi Energy’s industry-leading technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations. As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation. As a single point of contact we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact. We work to shape energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

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Kristina Holmström Matses
Head of Communications