Egypt selects Siemens to operate and maintain combined-cycle power plants

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. chose Siemens to provide operation and maintenance services 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 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 about 40 percent of Egypt’s power capacity, at the time of signing contracts, generating 14.4 GW – enough to supply 40 million Egyptians with electricity.

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.

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.

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