Ansaldo Energia awarded TNBE power plant service contract

10-year turnkey service agreement unveiled for Taweelah New B Extension (TNBE) combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi

Source: Siemens

Ansaldo Energia has been awarded a 10-year structured service agreement for their Taweelah New B Extension (TNBE) combined cycle power plant by Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) in Abu Dhabi.

The Italian firm said in a statement that the full-scope, turnkey service agreement with the independent water and power producer (IWPP) covers three dual fuel Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines and SGEN5-1000A air-cooled generators, coupled with a Siemens SST5-6000 Steam Turbine and SGEN5- 2000H hydrogen-cooled generator, including all related auxiliaries.

“Coverage consists of all scheduled and unscheduled power generation and related auxiliary equipment maintenance, a parts supply program including upgrades, repair and refurbishment of parts, and remote monitoring and diagnostics including Ansaldo’s APEX digital predictive maintenance tools. Additionally, in order to facilitate timely outage activities, a gas turbine rotor exchange program has been established,” explained Ansaldo Energia.

TNBE generates upward of a net 947MW of power and 68.4 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of water using multi-stage flash desalination units and is located 80km from Abu Dhabi in Al Rahba City.

TNBE is part of the larger Taweelah B Power and Water generation project and is majority owned by UAE-based Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and TAQA.

“Taweelah Asia Power Company’s agreement with Ansaldo Energia enables us to uphold the highest standards of technical availability and reliability and adhere to international best practices,” said AbdulAziz Alobaidli, TAQA VP for the UAE and GCC. “Agreements like this are an important part of our business continuity in the region.”

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