Siemens has signed a 15-year service agreement with Qatar Power Company (QPOWER) to maintain the 1,025MW Ras Laffan B combined-cycle power plant.

Ras Laffan B is the second independent water and power plant (IWPP) in the country. It was constructed in 2006 and located at Ras Laffan Industrial City, approximately 80km north of Doha.

The service agreement scope includes the supply of parts, repairs and maintenance for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-6000 steam turbines, and their associated generators.

QPOWER executive managing director Fawaz Abdul-Aziz Al Baker said: “The agreement with Siemens reinforces Qatar’s strategic and ambitious development plans in the energy sector, as set out by Qatar Vision 2030, and the leadership of Fahad Bin Hamad Al-Mohanadi, chairman of the board of QPOWER, and the company’s board members.

“We applaud the role Siemens plays in upgrading the energy sector, especially with its strong track record in Qatar.

“The agreement with Siemens reinforces Qatar’s strategic and ambitious development plans in the energy sector.”

“We are confident that Siemens’ advanced digitalisation solutions will continue to enhance the performance and efficiency of our power plant and reduce maintenance costs in the future.”

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In addition, Siemens has agreed to provide its digital services and cybersecurity solutions to the power plant.

Siemens will also implement its flexible long-term maintenance concept that consists of the company’s advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics to increase plant performance and optimise maintenance costs.

Furthermore, the deployment of Siemens’ cybersecurity solutions will ensure continuity of operations at the plant.

Siemens Qatar CEO Adrian Wood said: “In Qatar, where the country has embarked on ambitious programmes to strengthen the energy sector and support investment in new energy production and transportation infrastructure, Siemens’ advanced generating technology and power plant services capabilities can help support these long-term goals of generating reliable, affordable and sustainable power to homes and industries.”