Siemens Energy has signed a long-term preventive maintenance contract with the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), for work at the latter’s industrial complex in Alexandria.
The German company will undertake the work under a 10-year service contract covering three Siemens SGT-800 industrial gas turbines, which have been in operation since 2017.
As part of the agreement, Siemens Energy’s Industrial Applications team will deliver the full spectrum of turnkey outage services, spare parts provision and repairs for the gas turbines.
The power plant currently produces 150 MW of electricity to power ETHYDCO’s petrochemical complex in Alexandria, which is the largest in Africa. The turbines are an essential component of the company’s production processes.
The collaboration between ETHYDCO and Siemens Energy will allow the latter’s technical teams to conduct all preventive checks, with unnecessary downtime minimised as a result.
Ayman El-Shafei, Maintenance General Manager at ETHYDCO said, “As a key contributor to the petrochemical and downstream industries in Egypt, we focus on strengthening the all-round efficiency and safety standards of our plants.”
He added, “Reducing unplanned downtime and increasing the operational workflow is critical towards achieving our production targets. The long-term preventive service agreement with Siemens Energy is aligned with our strategy.”
Siemens Energy’s preventive maintenance solution improves the reliability and availability of the gas turbines, by extending the duration between maintenance intervals.
The solutions will ensure that operational costs are lowered, with the preventive maintenance helping to deliver additional environmental benefits through reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions.
Ashraf Hamasa, Head of Siemens Energy in Egypt’s Service and Digital Business Unit, said, “This latest agreement with ETHYDCO is … symbolic of the benefits that Siemens Energy can provide, not just in terms of operational and availability improvements, but also in terms of environmental benefits, with reduced emissions.”