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October 8, 2021

Makkah Gate Substation – Upgrade, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Makkah Gate Substation – Upgrade is a 380kV substation located in Makkah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The Makkah Gate Substation – Upgrade project’s construction has begun in 2021. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2022.

Description

Makkah Gate Substation – Upgrade project, which is an upgrade substation, will be operated by Saudi Electricity.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 380/110kV and the operating voltage level is 380/110kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 380kV and the step-out voltage is 110kV. Upon completion, the substation will have a capacity of 502MVA.

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Makkah Gate Substation – Upgrade project development status

The project is expected to be commissioned in 2022.

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 Central, Eastern, 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.

Methodology

All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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