Summary
Project Name : Water Pipeline Sub-Stations
Location : Dammam - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Client : SCECO / Westinghouse
Construction Period : 22 Months

This project involved the construction (including complete supply of materials) of 3 x 115/13.8 KV, 30/40 MVA outdoor-type sub-stations situated along the main Dhahran-Riyadh Highway, with the modification of an additional seven satellite electrical sub-stations at locations throughout the Eastern Province. These were designed to provide power for the booster pump stations of the 500km pipeline through which desalinated water is pumped from Jubail (in the Eastern Province) to the capital, Riyadh.

 

The job involved the provision of considerable logistics and life support facilities and services to enable crews and equipment to operate efficiently in the different remote locations while ensuring completion by the deadline. The water pipeline sub-stations were of vital importance for the city of Riyadh to save the depletion of important artesian wells water reserves.