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. This 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 several modernisation and upgrade measures for the eight gas turbines in order to improve operational flexibility. For example, 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 market leading SPPA-T3000 control system.
“Siemens is committed to working closely with the Ministry of Energy in Egypt as the country looks to meet the region’s growing power demands,” said Tim Holt, CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services, Power and Gas business unit. “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.”
“Ensuring the continued, reliable performance of existing power plants and upgrading components to help meet power demand peaks is vitally important,” continued Holt.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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