Siemens has signed an extension of a multi-year maintenance service agreement with Shuweihat S2 Operation and Maintenance Company (S2O&M) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Under the contract, Siemens will support the 1,500MW combined-cycle power and water plant, Shuweihat S2 IWPP (Independent Water and Power Plant), in Abu Dhabi.
Under the new 18-year extension agreement, Siemens will also deploy products from its Omnivise digital services portfolio, including cybersecurity solutions to help improve asset visibility, reliability and availability.
Cybersecurity solutions are intended to protect the power plant’s operations, optimise system uptime and mitigate exposure to vulnerabilities.
S2O&M plant general manager Ramesh Kakade said: “With UAE’s increasing demand for energy, we are embracing new and innovative ways to improve the reliability and performance of our power assets.
“Our agreement with Siemens incorporates the latest digital technology, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation at Shuweihat S2 power and water plant.”
The project will also include the deployment of Siemens Flexible Long-Term Program (FlexLTP), which offers a high degree of asset availability by extending intervals between inspections.
Additionally, the programme includes an integrated suite of advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics services such as Asset Monitor.
Siemens Power Generation Services Middle East and North Africa senior executive vice-president Gianluigi Di Giovanni said: “Digital solutions have become a strong contributor for sustainable growth in the power sector.
“I am pleased that our continued relationship, combined with Siemens services capabilities and digital solutions, will support the long-term maintenance and performance for Shuweihat S2 power plant, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation for the UAE.”