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Siemens has signed a deal for the extension of a multi-year maintenance service agreement for a combined-cycle power and water project in Abu Dhabi. The contract with Shuweihat S2 Operation and Maintenance Company (S2O&M) covers an 18-year period for its 1,500MW independent water and power plant (IWPP).
As per the terms of the deal, Siemens will deploy products from its Omnivise digital services portfolio including cybersecurity solutions to help improve asset visibility, reliability and availability.
“With the UAE’s increasing demand for energy, we are embracing new and innovative ways to improve the reliability and performance of our power assets. Our agreement with Siemens incorporates the latest digital technology, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation at Shuweihat S2 power and water plant,” remarked Ramesh Kakade, plant general manager at S2O&M.
Siemens also said the project will see the role-out of its new FlexLTP (Flexible Long-Term Programme), which the firm says will provide a ‘high degree of asset availability by extending intervals between inspections’. The programme is said to have an integrated suite of remote monitoring and diagnostics services, such as Asset Monitor. Using data-driven analytics, the service is billed as being able to provide a visualisation of plant asset data and KPIs for early detection of potential issues.
Gianluigi Di Giovanni, senior EVP of Siemens Power Generation Services in the Middle East and North Africa added, “Digital solutions have become a strong contributor for sustainable growth in the power sector. I am pleased that our continued relationship, combined with Siemens services capabilities and digital solutions, will support the long-term maintenance and performance for Shuweihat S2 power plant, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation for the UAE”.
He continued, “One of the challenges faced by power plant operators is receiving hundreds of false alarms, caused by different factors that could interrupt operations. Utilising cloud analytics, Siemens’ I&C Monitors and Advisors can identify the root cause of false alarms and help eliminate them.”
As per the deal, the company will also deploy its Remote Resident Engineers system, which allows experts to remotely resolve performance issues and forecast maintenance needs, using a secured network and two-factor authentication to eliminate any cyber risks.
The agreement will also see the supply of spare parts, on-site inspection and major inspections on the plant’s Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines, SST5-6000IP steam turbines alongside the associated generators and electrical equipment, the firm said in its statement.