GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business secured a contract by ACCIONA to supply designing, manufacturing, construction and commissioning solutions in Shuqaiq in Saudi Arabia, it said in a statement.

The desalination plant, which will provide fresh water for over 1.8 million people, is expected to be completed in 2021.

Through this deal, GE will provide a 380/132 kilovolt (kV) GIS substation, including power transformers, grid automation and telecommunication systems that will complete the electricity connection in the Shuqaiq area, providing power to the new desalination plant loads.