Earthing switches for CESI testing laboratory in Dammam City, KSA

Plzeň, Czech Republic, February 2021 R&S SERW will deliver MV earthing switches for CESI Gulf Electrical Power Laboratories (CESI GEPL) – state-of-the-art electrical testing facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

CESI GEPL is a joint venture between CESI and GCC ETL. The laboratory performs a wide range of testing activities and provides expertise to the electrical industry in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, the wider Middle East and North Africa.

Details of the project:

  • Customer: AlRuqee Project Division; end user: CESI Testing Laboratory.
  • Ordered devices: 12 kV and 38.5 kV earthing switches with motor drives.
  • Scope of the order: delivery of equipment, technical support and staff training of the end user.
  • Date of delivery: April 2021.

For R&S SERW, this is their first project in the Middle East region. The challenge of this project was not only the distance between the factory in the Czech Republic and the laboratory, but also the COVID-19 transport restrictions. The whole process of discussing customer requirements, then negotiations, and finally contract arrangements, was proceeded using a tele-conference system.

In the case of successful cooperation and delivery of the complete project, further participation in the renovation of the testing laboratory will be expected in the future.

About CESI
CESI is a world-leading technical consulting and engineering company in the field of technology and innovation for the electric power sector. Through its Division KEMA Labs, CESI is the world leader for the independent Testing, Inspection and Certification activities in the electricity industry. CESI operates in 70 countries around the world.

About R&S SERW
R&S SERW is part of the Swiss-based R&S Group, a leading provider of electrical infrastructure products in key markets. Founded in 1993 from the Skoda factory, R&S SERW has developed into one of the leading switching device manufacturers in Europe. Thanks to many years of experience in the field of power products with a focus on switching devices, R&S SERW is a competent and reliable partner for customers all over the world.