Alfanar Commissions Hail (2) Power Plant - Extension III Project Six Weeks Ahead of Schedule
Alfanar Construction has successfully completed the commissioning of the first two GT Units at Hail-2 power plant - Extension III project six weeks ahead of the schedule. The units were energized in the presence of the Executive President of Saudi Electricity Company.
- (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2012 - The Executive President of SEC, Mr. Ali Saleh AlBarrak visited the project and was accompanied by Mr. Sehaibani, Vice President for Engineering & Projects and Mr. Fuad Al Shuraibi, VP for Generation-O&M. The SEC delegation expressed their appreciation for the early energization of Hail (2) power plant - third extension which empowers the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to meet the growing demands for reliable power across the Hail district, by adding approximately 400 MW to the grid of the region that is characterized by a steady growth of industrial projects and with urban expansion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abdullah AlHamad, Construction Division Manager of Alfanar, said, "The completion of these units ahead of the scheduled date by six weeks is the result of well-coordinated hard work between the teams of Alfanar and SEC."
He further added that, "last year, the Hail-2 Extension-II project, consisting of Units -7 & 8 were also completed in a record period of 12 months, reinstating the position of Alfanar as a trusted fast track deliverer of critical power projects."
AlHamad continued: "The completion of this important project in a short time was due to the continued cooperation with the Saudi Electricity Company and also due to the experience accumulated over many decades in the areas of construction, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of the generation and transmission projects."