Indian firm secures $14 mln substation contract for 400MW Saudi wind farm
CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd. (CG), a part of India-based Avantha Group Co., has secured a contract worth EUR 12.5 million ($14 million) for high-voltage substations that will connect the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm to the Saudi Arabian electricity transmission grid.
The contract was awarded to its Mechelen-based CG Holdings Belgium NV Systems division, the Bombay Stock Exchange-listed company said in a statement on the bourse.
With an installed capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), Dumat Al Jandal will be Saudi Arabia’s first large scale onshore wind farm and the largest so far in the Middle East.
The wind farm, located 560 miles from the north of Riyadh, is being developed by a consortium of EDF Renewables and Masdar that will supply power to the Saudi Power Procurement Company, a subsidiary of the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
“CG has been selected by the wind farm developer to design and build high voltage substations that will connect the wind farm to the Saudi National Grid,” the statement said.