Highlighting its commitment to supporting Lebanon in meeting its power needs, Siemens has showcased a suite of innovative technologies to shape the future of the energy sector during ‘Lebanon Energy Day’, organized under the patronage of Lebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water in Beirut. The solutions presented complement the Ministry’s strategic direction to create an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy mix for the Lebanon’s future. The event welcomed over 100 attendees, including government officials, industry experts, power plant operators, contractors, developers, consultants and others.
An excellent fit for Lebanon’s evolving energy landscape, Siemens’ SGT-A45 technology can provide capacity of up to 42 Megawatts (MW) of power at 50 Hertz (Hz). The mobile solution utilizes an aeroderivative gas turbine and was designed for the growing market of rapid power generation. It features best-in-class power density, economic efficiency, and flexible deployment capabilities.
“Lebanon needs a powerful and reliable energy system to support its long-term sustainable economic development,” said Jean-Claude Nasr, Senior Vice President, Power Generation, Siemens Middle East. “At Siemens we believe that addressing the evolving complexities of the energy landscape requires integrated energy ecosystems that span the entire energy value chain. Traditional and new elements across generation, transmission, distribution and consumption must be seamlessly integrated to help the country realize their full potential. Siemens Energy Day underlines Siemens’ commitment to support Lebanon in achieving its ambitious targets.”
Taking center stage at the event was the Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine which is a proven, robust gas turbine used in simple cycle or combined cycle processes; with or without combined heat and power. Suitable for all load ranges, including peak load ranges, the turbine can help support countries securing power supplies by helping to balance any grid instability, while offering great fuel flexibility. In addition, the company has demonstrated its upgrade and power diagnostic services, which can help in delivering higher levels of efficiency, output and flexibility, while lowering maintenance costs for power plants across Lebanon.
“Building on our decades of presence in the Middle East, we have specifically focused on supporting Levant countries to strengthen energy infrastructure; a sector that is mission-critical for sustained growth,” said Syed Tahir Nazir, CEO, Siemens Levant and Libya. “In addition to delivering advanced power technologies, our emphasis is also to promote local capacity building to accelerate growth and progress.”
Other technologies in focus at the ‘Lebanon Energy Day’ included Siemens’ transmission products, which can strengthen the country’s transmission network to secure reliable power transmission coupled with minimal losses of transferred power.
During the event Siemens representatives also presented the company’s financing solutions, which support investment in technology by offering project finance, equipment and leasing, structured finance, capital loans and advisory services.