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Toshiba Announces Energization of 7 GITs in Makkah

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation (“Toshiba”) has installed and activated seven gas insulated transformers (GIT) in the Haram 2 and Haram 3 substations serving Makkah, Saudi Arabia, significantly contributing to a safer, more reliable power supply.


The project was commissioned by Saudi Electricity Company as a major upgrade to crucial urban infrastructure relied on by millions of people and involved replacing oil-insulated transformers with seven GITs for 110 kV-class substations.


Makkah is a city that hosts millions of pilgrims every year. Serving this large population requires safe, reliable infrastructure that delivers uninterrupted power supply year-round. Saudi Electricity Company met this imperative by deciding to install GIT, which are characterized by their high-level safety: non-flammable and explosion-proof, both major concerns for substations in an urban center. In 2020, Toshiba GIT were selected for the project, based on the company’s proven technical expertise and product reliability.


Toshiba has a strong track record of GIT sales around the world — in Japan and East Asia, North America, and Europe — but this marks the first order for the Gulf States. The company’s focus on product safety and reliability significantly enhances substation safety and performance that will make a difference in Makkah for many years to come, and contributes to the well-being of the people of Makkah and its many pilgrims.


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