Siemens Energy technology selected by Hitachi Zosen Inova for Waste-to-Energy plant in UAE

Siemens Energy has been selected by Hitachi Zosen Inova to provide power equipment for the Dubai Waste Management Center waste-to-energy plant (wte), in the UAE, which will be the largest in the Middle East region when it is completed in 2024. 

Hitachi Zosen Inova is part of a consortium, comprising Dubai Holding, Dubal Holding, ITOCHU Corporation, BESIX Group, and Tech Group, to develop the plant, which will be built and operated under a 35-year concession period with Dubai Municipality.  

Siemens Energy will primarily supply electrical house substations to deliver distributed power to the entire process plant, which will be in continuous operations.  

Siemens Energy will provide equipment such as switchgears, distribution transformers, and a variety of other power solutions for the project, designed to meet stringent requirements, to ensure highly reliable operations and low emission electricity.  

The Dubai Waste Management Center will have capacity to process 1.9 million tons of waste per year, which is equivalent to 45 percent of Dubai’s current municipal waste generation, and convert it to renewable energy.

 The facility supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, as well as the goals set out by Dubai Municipality, to minimize the volume of municipal waste in landfills and develop alternative energy sources, sustainably and ecologically.  

“We are proud that our innovative technologies have been selected by Hitachi Zosen Inova to support the Dubai Waste Management Center. This will be a regional landmark for sustainability, reducing landfill waste, and producing renewable energy,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, Managing Director, Siemens Energy Middle East. 

“This is an ecologically important project for the country, in terms of sustainability and renewable power generation with low emissions, and will encourage further sustainable developments throughout the region. Siemens Energy’s efficient technology will be fundamental to ensuring highly reliable operations, whilst meeting stringent requirements,” said Roni Araijy, Country Sales Director at Hitachi Zosen Inova and responsible for the Middle East. 

Source: Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy signs long-term service contract with Aramco to ensure power supply at key oilfields

Siemens Energy has signed its first long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Aramco, covering a range of turbines and generators at four major oil fields. This contract is expected to enable Aramco to improve reliability, efficiency, and availability of power supply, thereby safeguarding oil and gas production.

 This 15-year contract will enable Aramco to benefit from Siemens Energy’s comprehensive warranties and extended service support, increasing the availability and the reliability of the power supply for these strategically important assets. Furthermore, Siemens Energy will ensure resilience by providing the necessary resources and material availability in the Kingdom to face in case of any emergency. “Siemens Energy is a strategic partner and a trusted service provider, that can ensure reliable power supply at these major oil fields, helping improve operational excellence and continuously enhancing the performance of our strategic assets,” said Mohammad Al-Shammary, Aramco VP of Procurement and Supply Chain Management .

The agreement with Aramco will also enable Siemens Energy to expand localization plans through the development of high-tech industry and training of a skilled Saudi workforce, to increase job expertise and raise domestic capabilities in Saudi Arabia, whilst benefitting the local economy.Siemens Energy’s activities will meet the requirements outlined in the In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (IKTVA), which was created by Aramco to baseline, measure, and support increased levels of localization.“Siemens Energy is dedicated to providing and ensuring stable, efficient and resilient power supply to Aramco, while delivering value beyond the scope of the contract, by contributing to the local economy and developing the skills and employability of Saudi nationals,” said Mahmoud Sulaimani, Managing Director of Siemens Energy Saudi Arabia.  Siemens Energy’s Service Workshop, formerly known as ISCOSA, is currently in the relocation phase to the Siemens Dammam Energy Hub, Siemens Energy’s largest gas turbine and compressor manufacturing facility in the region , which includes a full-fledged service set up to cover the entire product lifecycle.

The Hub’s advanced Service Workshop is where any kind of rotating equipment can be serviced, from small repair work over pumps, gears to compressors, heavy generators, and large gas turbine rotors with their Hot Gas Parts. Our services cover general inspections, regular repairs, modifications & upgrades, and emergency services under 24/7 conditions.

“This long-term service agreement is expected to help achieve the highest efficiency, reliability and availability of Aramco’s plant, with optimized parts management and with a core local team dedicated to the plants’ needs. We wish to thank Aramco for trusting Siemens Energy and we hope that this long-term service agreement with Aramco will be the first of many,” said Gianluigi Di Giovanni, VP Generation & Industrial Service Middle East and North Africa, Siemens Energy.


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Siemens wins modernization contract for Middle East jackup by Arabian Drilling Company

Siemens was awarded a contract by Arabian Drilling Company to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jackup drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East. In addition to new features and benefits, the upgrade will also enable the customer to meet the latest safety standards. Delivery of the new system is planned for the early part of 2021.

The contract includes engineering, design, manufacturing, and delivery of the fully integrated modernization based on Siemens’ BlueDrive™ technology. The Siemens solution, known as Master2Blue, will use the footprint, cable network, and communication principles of the existing system, enabling quick, modular-style installation, commissioning, and startup. The system is a DC power grid that includes power electronics, controls, and cooling of 10 integrated variable speed drives.

The BlueDrive system, developed and refined over the years to meet the offshore industry’s demanding requirements, is ideal for energy distribution in propulsion and drilling systems. The BlueDrive system is an efficient, environmentally friendly multi-drive solution that provides high levels of reliability, availability, and ease of service, with low emissions and an option for remote support.


Orascom, Siemens selected to rebuild 1.6GW power plant in Iraq

The agreement was signed with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to redevelop the Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in 28 months.

Egyptian contractor, Orascom Construction is set to team up with German conglomerate, Siemens to revamp two power plants in Iraq, after signing an agreement with the countries’ Ministry of Electricity.

In a statement published on its website, the Munich-headquartered firm said that the Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants, which are located in northern Iraq, have a combined generation capacity of 1.6GW.

According to the contractor, work on the plants are set to be completed “within 28 months”.

Work at Baiji will begin once the contracts are approved by Iraq’s Council of Ministers and a financial agreement is reached with the Ministry of Finance.

Chief executive officer of Orascom Construction, Osama Bishai, said:”Our partnership with Siemens is a continuation of a successful relationship following the remarkable achievements on the mega power projects in Egypt.”