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Siemens Energy has signed a long-term preventive maintenance contract with the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), for its industrial complex in Alexandria, Egypt

Siemens Energy will provide a 10-year service contract to the petroleum product manufacturer 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 and repairs for the gas turbines, which are an essential component of the company’s production processes. Currently, the power plant produces 150MW of electricity to power ETHYDCO’s petrochemical complex in Alexandria, which is the largest in Africa.

The collaboration between ETHYDCO and Siemens Energy will allow all preventive checks to be carried out by the technical teams while minimising unnecessary downtime.

“As a major contributor to the petrochemical and downstream industries in Egypt, we focus on strengthening the all-round efficiency and safety standards of our plants,” said Ayman El-Shafei, maintenance general manager at ETHYDCO.

“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,” he added.

The preventive maintenance solution from Siemens Energy improves the reliability and availability of the gas turbines by extending the duration between maintenance intervals, resulting in reduced operating costs. Furthermore, by reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions, preventive maintenance will help deliver additional environmental benefits.

“This latest agreement with ETHYDCO is representative of our growing relationship and symbolic of the benefits that Siemens Energy’s service offerings can provide, not just in terms of operational and availability improvements, but also in terms of environmental benefits, with reduced emissions,” said Ashraf Hamasa, head of the service and digital business unit at Siemens Energy in Egypt.