In a new milestone agreement, Siemens announced today that it has been selected by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus power plants, for the next eight years. 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 percent of Egypt’s power capacity, at the time of signing contracts, generating 14.4GW – enough to supply 40 million Egyptians with electricity.
“The new agreement aligns with our energy production goals to ensure sustainable growth and maximum reliability and efficiency of new and existing combined-cycle generating facilities,” said Eng. Gaber El Desouki, Chairman of the EEHC. “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.”
The multi-year agreement covers all on-site equipment including 24 gas turbines, twelve 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 Emad Ghaly, CEO of Siemens Egypt. “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, analyzed and transformed into actionable insights such as accurate diagnostics, troubleshooting and condition forecasting, improving plant reliability and reducing downtime. Additionally, the data processed can help to balance maintenance costs, optimize inspection intervals and provide valuable insights into operational risks.
Building on more than 30 years of experience in power plant operation and maintenance, Siemens currently manages more than 35 GW in 17 countries. The company’s global resources and fleet expertise enable it to provide complement plant services and management, along with sharing best practices and technical knowledge with power plant owners.
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