Siemens announced that it has been selected by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the Beni Suef, New Administrative Capital, and Burullus power plants, for the next eight years, according to a press statement on Thursday.
The statement said that the agreement, which is the largest ever for the Siemens Power Generation Services Division, in terms of power generated, includes the implementation of the company’s ‘Omnivise’ digital service solutions.
“Each of the three 4.8 GW power plants is considered to be the largest gas-fired combined-cycle plant ever built and operated. Together the plants represent approximately 40% of Egypt’s power capacity, at the time of signing contracts, generating 14.4GW – enough to supply 40 million Egyptians with electricity,” specified the statement.
EEHC Chairman Gaber El Desouky said that the new agreement is aligned with Egypt‘s energy production goals, which are to secure sustainable growth, as well as maximum reliability and efficiency of new and existing combined-cycle generating facilities.
“Strategically, it makes sense for us to enlist a single trusted and credible service provider to help operate and manage our large-scale power assets,” El Desouky added.
The statement further pointed out that the multi-year agreement covers all on-site equipment, including 24 gas turbines, 12 steam turbines, 36 generators, 24 heat recovery steam generators, and three 500 kV gas-insulated switchgear systems.
“We are pleased to sign this landmark agreement with the EEHC to ensure that Egypt’s mega-sized power plants operate at the highest levels of reliability and availability for years to come.” said Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Egypt, Emad Ghaly. “As key development partner to Egypt, we are committed to contribute to the development, diversification, and efficiency of the Egyptian energy industry. We have already made a significant investment to develop learning, and training capabilities of Egyptian engineers, and technicians who will be responsible for operating, and maintaining the plants.”
Siemens will also implement its services portfolio to improve asset visibility, reliability, and availability of the three power plants. Data from the plant operation will be collected, analysed, and transformed into actionable insights, such as accurate diagnostics, troubleshooting, and condition forecasting, improving plant reliability, and reducing downtime. Additionally, the data processed will help to regulate maintenance costs, optimise inspection intervals, as well as provide valuable insights into operational risks.
Siemens currently manages more than 20 GW plants in 17 countries.