Siemens to maintain and digitalise Shuweihat project

siemens 133fSiemens has signed an extension of an 18-year maintenance service agreement with Shuweihat S2 Operation and Maintenance Company (S2O&M) to maintain and digitalise 1,500MW Shuweihat S2 independent water and power plant (IWPP) in Abu Dhabi

Under the terms of the agreement, 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,” said Ramesh Kakade, plant general manager at S2O&M.

“Our agreement with Siemens incorporates the latest digital technology, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation at Shuweihat S2 power and water plant,” he added.

The project s set to see the deployment of Siemens’ flexible long-term programme (FlexLTP), which provides a high degree of asset availability by extending intervals between inspections. The programme includes an integrated suite of advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics services such as Asset Monitor.

Using advanced data-driven analytics, this service aims to provide a visualisation of plant asset data and major performance indicators (KPIs) for early detection of potential issues.

“Digital solutions have become a strong contributor for sustainable growth in the power sector,” said Gianluigi Di Giovanni, senior executive vice-president of Siemens power generation services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Utilising cloud analytics, Siemens’ I&C monitors and advisors are seen to identify the root cause of false alarms and help eliminate them. By improving the accuracy and reliability of power asset measurements, this technology can increase productivity and profitability.

Siemens will utilise remote resident engineers, allowing them to remotely resolve performance issues and forecast maintenance needs, using a secured network and two-factor authentication to eliminate any cyber risks.

Beyond digitalising the power services, the agreement is further expected to 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.

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