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SEC's 84,000 km national grid powers 9.8m customers

RIYADH, February 22, 2020

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has completed more than 84,000 km of cabling lines to boost the national power grid since its inception in 2012.
The grid runs some 434 terawatt-hours through 1,124 high-voltage transformers and 3,559 medium-voltage transformers to 9.8 customers in over 13,000 cities, towns, villages and communities of Saudi Arabia, stated the National Grid, the SEC's transmission subsidiary.
SEC has made great strides in finance, technology and human resources, thus taking its asset value to SR147 billion ($39 billion).
The company’s high-tech communications network, the largest of its kind in the Middle East, uses the latest digital mobile radio technology and a 76,000-km fiber optics network.
Because it considers quality as paramount, the company has dedicated 58 quality control teams around its facilities, staffed with proficient experts whose mission is to assure the quality of the services it offers,. said the statement from SEC.
To bolster the human element, NGSA steadily replaced foreign staff with talented, qualified and well-trained Saudi nationals, to the point where 88 per cent of its 5,143-strong workforce is now made up of Saudis.
SEC has built a solid network of strategic partnerships, including 16 partnerships with global manufacturers, to gain and develop its expertise and knowhow, it added.​
Recently, the Saudi company had signed two contracts with Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for providing consultancy services.
The signing was done during the visit by a delegation from EETC to a number of Saudi utility's dynamic compensating stations in Jeddah and Madinah.-TradeArabia News Service


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