Dhahiyah – Fardous Line is a 380kV underground line from Dhahiyah, Al Arar, Saudi Arabia, to Fardous, Al Arar, Saudi Arabia.

Construction works on the Dhahiyah – Fardous Line started in 2016 and the project was commissioned in 2018.


The Dhahiyah – Fardous Line, which is an underground line, is being operated by Saudi Electricity. The Dhahiyah – Fardous Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $101m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Dhahiyah – Fardous Line project development status

The development of the Dhahiyah – Fardous Line project was approved by Ministry of Water and Electricity in 2016 and the project works were completed in 2018.

About Saudi Electricity

Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) is an energy utility. Through its subsidiaries, the company generates, transmits and distributes electricity; and carries out operations of the fiber optic networks, trading and realization of renewable energy among others. It produces electricity in gas, combined, steam and diesel power units. SEC also builds independent power plants on a build, own and operate basis. The company distributes electricity customers in cities, villages and communities across Eastern, Central, Western and Southern sectors. It is owned by Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, and other shareholders. SEC is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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