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Siemens has extended a long-term contract to provide service and maintenance, as well as component upgrades, at the Nubaria, Talkha and El Kureimat power stations in Egypt
The agreement was signed under the supervision of Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), represented by Middle Delta Electricity Production Company and Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company.
The 10-year extension calls for Siemens to continue providing service and maintenance for eight SGT5-4000F gas turbines and the associated generators.
In addition to long-term service and maintenance, the scope of the new agreement for the three power stations includes modernisation and upgrade measures for the eight gas turbines in order to improve operational flexibility. Siemens will apply a 33MAC upgrade to extend the intervals between the gas turbine inspections from 25,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH) to 33,000 EOH.
Siemens will also upgrade the gas turbine controls to its SPPA-T3000 control system. The upgrade will enable the plant operator to make faster, informed decisions in daily operation of the plant. A training programme for the power plant personnel is also part of this new agreement.
Tim Holt, CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services, Power and Gas business unit, said, “Siemens is committed to working closely with Ministry of Energy in Egypt as the country looks to meet the region’s growing power demands.
“By modernising and upgrading existing power components, we are providing our advanced service technologies, including our industrial-strength data analytics and remote monitoring capabilities, to help ensure the long-term reliability of these power plants for many years to come.”