Saudi Arabia's Wescosa to supply electrical equipment for Saudi Aramco's Wasit Gas Project in a deal worth over 50 million Riyals

The company also manufactures corrosion-resistant transformers designed specifically for use in marine environments, as well as transformers designed for use in high-temperature environments. Wescosa was one of the first manufacturing companies in Saudi Arabia to receive ISO certification in 1995. Wescosa has supplied electrical equipment to numerous sites across the Kingdom, including for several of Saudi Aramco’s mega projects such as Khurais and Manifa.


Wahah Electric Supply Company of Saudi Arabia (Wescosa) is one of the most prominent companies in Saudi Arabia in the electrical engineering and manufacturing industry. The company specializes in the production of power transformers and distribution switchgear board. Wescosa is the only company in the Kingdom able to manufacture transformers with a power capacity of up to 20 megavolts (mV).


In January 2011 Saudi Aramco selected SK Engineering & Construction Co Ltd and SAMSUNG Engineering Ltd as the two main contractors for its Wasit Gas Program onshore facilities. SK Engineering & Construction Co was awarded a lump sum turn key contract to perform the engineering, procurement and construction work for the inlet and gas facilities, the sulfur recovery units and utilities facilities and NGL fractionation. SAMSUNG Engineering Ltd was awarded the lump sum turn key contract to perform the engineering, procurement and construction work for the cogeneration and steam generation facilities.


“The company will manufacture this order in its factories based in Dammam’s First Industrial City,” added Al-Suwaidan. “All of the equipment will be produced and assembled according to the highest standards as required by Saudi Aramco and within the agreed time frame. The order will be completed by 2012, for use by the two Korean contractors in the project’s construction.”


Speaking on behalf of Wescosa, Ahmed Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidan, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electrical Industry noted his pride in being selected to provide vital electrical equipment for a project of national importance: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as a supplier for the Wasit project, a project that will dramatically increase the Kingdom’s energy capacity. We are a Saudi-owned company that manufactures in Saudi Arabia. The recognition of our production quality and designs reflects the achievements and investments that we and other Saudi companies have made in terms of our production facilities and processes. We believe that our Saudi-made products are on a par with international standards, and the Wasit contract validates this belief.”


Dammam-based Wahah Electric Supply Company of Saudi Arabia (Wescosa), a subsidiary of Multi Electric Industries Company, has won an order worth more than 50 million Riyals to supply a variety of electrical equipment to SK Engineering & Construction Co Ltd and SAMSUNG Engineering Ltd for use at the Wasit gas project. Once complete, the Wasit gas development programme, which is expected to be the largest gas plant in Saudi Arabia, will provide for the production and processing of up to 2.5 billion cubic feet per day of gas from the Arabiyah and Hasbah offshore non-associated sour gas fields. The plant will also produce around 1.75 billion cubic feet per day of sales gas.