Eaton and Abunayyan Holding form joint venture to produce and service low-and medium-voltage switchgear in the Middle East
As previously announced, we were pleased that Abunayyan Holding has formed a joint venture with EATON ...
Fadhili Gas Plant (FGP), located approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Khursaniyah Gas Plant, has a total capacity of 2,500 MMSCFD and presents a dynamic opportunity for further developing and utilizing the Kingdom’s gas reserves. This plant is expected to produce the equivalent of 1535 MMSCFD (based on a heating value of 1,080 BTU/SCF) of sales gas, 4,000 MTD of Sulfur and 470 MMSCFD of low BTU Fuel Gas to fuel an adjacent cogeneration plant to provide FGP with steam requirements and to export power to the network. As such, being associated with a megaproject of this nature is a great prospect for its main contractor, Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) that was awarded the project by Saudi Aramco as well as for local companies like Electronic and Electrical Industries Corporation (EEIC) brought on board to provide the electrical scope for Fadhili.
EEIC, a Power and Automations solutions provider and a subsidiary of Abunayyan Holding, won the contract to provide the complete Low Voltage scope of the project including low voltage switchgears, low voltage motor control centers as well as customized pre-fabricated substations (E-houses). Built to last, E-houses are a turnkey innovative solution complete with switchgears, motor control centers, energy efficient VSDs, transformers, batteries and HVAC, lighting and fire equipment which are easy to transport and use in challenging weather conditions. A specialist in providing these prefabricated buildings, EEIC has a long history of providing these for similar projects such as the Uthmaniyah project.
Furthermore, in line with Vision 2030, EEIC seeks to not only further expand its reach but also to maintain its competitive edge by working alongside reputed global technology providers and companies such as Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) with whom it shares a long and successful partnership. The increased push for privatization in the Kingdom and the development of megaprojects like the Fadhili Gas Plant also provides the best platform for local companies like EEIC to take the lead and create a niche for themselves in the Saudi market.
Speaking about the opportunity, Mr. Mohamed Tayel, Commercial Operations Director of EEIC commented: “Fadhili Gas Plant is one of many megaprojects that EEIC has worked on alongside Tecnicas Reunidas. We have a long history of working with them and are looking forward to doing so once again. It is also a great time for Saudi companies like us to come forward and take advantage of the encouragement and push given by the government. We have skilled workers, factories at par with international standards and can therefore deliver excellent results locally.”