Ansaldo Energia wins UAE power plant deal

SOE200910 10 300dpiItaly’s Ansaldo Energia has won a 10-year structured service agreement in the UAE

The contract from Independent Water and Power Producer (IWPP) Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) is for the Taweelah New B Extension (TNBE) combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi.

TNBE generates a net of 947MW of power and 68.4mn of imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of water using multi-stage flash desalination units and is located 80 km 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 the UAE-based Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and TAQA.

The full-scope, turn-key service agreement covers three dual-fuel Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines and SGEN5-1000A air-cooled generators, coupled with the Siemens SST5-6000 Steam Turbine and the SGEN5-2000H hydrogen-cooled generator, including all related auxiliaries.

Coverage consists of all scheduled and unscheduled power generation and related auxiliary equipment maintenance, parts supply programme including upgrades, repair and refurbishment of parts, and remote monitoring and diagnostics, including Ansaldo’s APEX digital predictive maintenance tools. In addition, a gas turbine rotor exchange programme has been established to facilitate timely shutdown activities.

AbdulAziz Alobaidli, TAQA vice-president for the UAE and GCC, said, “The agreement enables us to uphold the highest standards of technical availability and reliability and adhere to international best practices. Agreements like this are an important part of our business continuity in the region.”

Ansaldo Energia offers the most extensive portfolio of advanced and innovative multi-OEM platform services to the global gas turbine power plant industry. With the addition of TNBE, Ansaldo Energia currently has structured service agreements for more than 80 50Hz and 60Hz F-Class Other-OEM gas turbines.

TAPCO is a private joint-stock company registered in the UAE.

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