Agreement is largest ever for Siemens Power Generation Services in terms of power generated
Siemens has been appointed by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) to operate and maintain what are said to be the largest combine-cycle power plants in the world. The contract is valid for a period of eight years and covers three power plants.
As per the terms of the agreement, Siemens will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus plants. The contract includes the implementation of Siemens’ Omnivise digital service solutions.
“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. 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,” said Eng Gaber El Desouki, chairman of the EEHC.
Each of the three 4,800MW power plants are said to be the largest gas-fired combined-cycle power plants ever built. The plants, in total, provide approximately 40% of Egypt’s power capacity, providing some 40m Egyptians with electricity.
According to a statement, the contract covers all plant equipment including 24 gas turbines, twelve steam turbines, 36 generators, 24 heat recovery steam generators and three 500 kV gas-insulated switchgear systems.
“The new agreement reconfirms our focus to work with Egypt on developing the right mix of solutions to support the country’s dynamic needs. It also underscores the tangible cost benefits that digital technologies can bring to the power industry. As a key development partner to the country we are committed to contributing to the sustainable growth, diversification and efficiency of the Egyptian energy industry,” said Gianluigi Di Giovanni, senior executive vice president of Siemens Power Generation Services in the Middle East and North Africa.
Siemens says it will also implement its services portfolio to improve asset visibility, reliability and availability of the three power plants. Data will be collected, analysed and transformed into actionable insights and will also be used to balance maintenance costs, optimise inspection intervals and provide valuable insights into operational risks.