Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has hosted the grand opening of the SEL Saudi Arabia Regional Integration Centre in Dammam. More than 60 people attended the ceremony, including representatives from Saudi Electricity Company, National Grid Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco.
The SEL Dammam team will design and build up to 1,200 panel systems annually for the protection, control and automation of electric power.
“We are excited to expand our capabilities in the Middle East,” said CEO Luis D’Acosta. “This centre will enable us to deliver regionalized solutions, with SEL reliability, quality and technology, to customers in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region.”
The new facility will accommodate all phases of panel design, construction and testing.
“This Regional Integration Centre, along with our centres in the US, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, enable us to deliver on our long-term commitments to bring the latest power system protection and automation technology to our customers around the world,” said Julian Alzate, senior director of International Operations. “We are extremely pleased to grow our footprint in Saudi Arabia in this way.”
SEL has locations offering sales and application support for customers throughout the Middle East, including Jeddah, Riyadh, and Khobar, Saudi Arabia; Dubai, UAE; and Manama, Bahrain.