In the inaugural ceremony, which was held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Qassim
region, and HE Engr. Abdullah Al-Hussayen, the Minister of Water and Electricity, have launched the “Reinforcement of Qassim Power Plant Projects Extension II & III”, where Eng. Ali Bin Saleh Al-Barrak, CEO of SEC along with many distinguished persons were also present.
These two strategic projects have been successfully executed by Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. (BEMCO) on Lump-sum Turnkey basis on a record time and connected to SEC’s grid for the Qassim region, which represent a great value to serve the region’s population.
On this occasion, H.E. the Deputy Minister of Water and Electricity, Dr. Saleh Bin Hussein Al Awaji said “Today,
we are very pleased in the Qassim Region due to the launch of Electric Power Projects, and we thank God for supporting SEC to succeed in the implementation of its plans and programs to enhance the electricity system in Qassim”.
Engr. Ali Bin Saleh Al-Barrak, has expressed the importance of this achievement,
The scope of work of Second Extension of Qassim PP included engineering, procurement, installation, testing & commissioning and start-up of new four (4) Gas
which represent an important step to tackle the major challenges to meet the future requirements where the annual rate of increase in demand of electricity is about 9%. Turbines (85 MW ISO each) and all associated auxiliaries such as two (2) winding Generator Transformers, DC, UPS System, MV Switchgear, 4.16 KV
Switchgear, MV&LV Cables, 132 KV Cable System including Protection and Control, Compressed Air Systems, SCADA Interface & Remote Alarm Indication, Fire Alarm & Fire Fighting System, HVAC System, 20,000 m3 Crude Oil Storage Tank and other works.
The scope of work of Qassim Power Plant Extension III included engineering, procurement, installation, testing & commissioning and start-up of new eight (8) GE 7 EA Gas Turbines Units, 60 MW each, along with related auxiliaries such as 4 MW black start diesel generator unit, Compressed Air System, Fire Alarm & Fire Fighting System, RO Water Treatment Plant, Raw Water Station, Crude Oil Treatment Plant with capacity of 400 m3/hr., HVAC System, Piping System, 6x220 MVA GSU Transformers, 4x30 MVA UAT Transformers, MV Black Start Switchgear, and remaining works of the plant