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Alfanar to build substations in hubs.

A Saudi firm has won two contracts worth SR363.9 million ($97 million) to build substations in two Saudi economic cities.

Riyadh-based Alfanar Construction Company will build a 380/132/13.8 kV substation at Jizan Jizan or Jazan (Arabic: جيزان) is the capital of the Jizan Province in the far south-west of Saudi Arabia. The city is situated on the Red Sea coast and serves a large agricultural hinterland. It has a population of 100,694 (2004 census).  Economic City at a contract value of SR254 million. The project was handed over to the company by Jizan Economic City Land Ltd. The second substation of 132/13.8 kV, commissioned by the National Guard, will be built at King Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz is the name of:
  • Abdülâziz (1830–1876), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
  • Abdelaziz of Morocco (1878–1943), Sultan of Morocco
  • Abdul Aziz bin Muhammad bin Saud (fl.
 Medical City at a contract value of SR109.9 million. Power connection to the proposed Jizan substation is through 380kV double circuit overhead transmission lines from the Shuqaiq IWPP IWPP Independent Water and Power Production
IWPP Industrial Waste & Pollution Prevention (Metropolitan Council Environmental Services; Minnesota) 
 380 kV substation and Kudmi 380 kV substation. The project is to be completed in 24 months. The contract for the medical city substation includes the laying of 132 kV power and fiber optic cable Noun 1. fiber optic cable - a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
fibre optic cable

transmission line, cable, line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
 circuits. The project will be completed in 16 months. Alfanar is executing several key projects for various clients valued at more than SR5 billion in different parts of the kingdom for Saudi Electricity Company and other utility firms. Recently, the company was awarded a strategic project for the 380kV Hiteen Substation at a value of SR500 million. Earlier this year, it was awarded the strategic Macca Macca is a common British nickname for somebody whose surname begins with the Gaelic prefix Mac or Mc (meaning "son of"). It is similar in form to Gazza, Hezza and similar nicknames that arose during the 1990s and early 21st century.  West 380kV substation project at a contract value of SR444 million. It will meet the growing demand for electricity in Makkah, particularly the central area of the Holy Mosque mosque (mŏsk), building for worship used by members of the Islamic faith. Muhammad's house in Medina (A.D. 622), with its surrounding courtyard and hall with columns, became the prototype for the mosque where the faithful gathered for prayer. . Another significant project awarded to it was the SR500 million 380/110/13.8 kV New Kandarah substation in Jeddah. Other projects it won were the expansion of Sharorah Power Plant (SR360 million and the SR505 million 380 kV substation related to the extension of Rabigh (2) Power Plant- Phase 1.

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Date:Sep 1, 2009
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