GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions said on Sunday that it has won a contract to build a turnkey substation for the 450,000 cubic metres day Yanbu-4 independent water producer (IWP) plant, located 140 km west of Madinah, near the town of Ar Rayyis on the Red Sea coast.
The contract was awarded by the project’s main contractor South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co, the company said in a press statement.
It said it will partner with local company Al Sharif Group will deliver the 380-110 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation for the plant.
The statement said Yanbu-4 will include solar energy units generating 20 megawatts of power to reduce grid electricity consumption throughout the reverse osmosis-based desalination process, as well as water storage tanks designed to maintain a capacity of two operational days.
(Writing by SA Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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