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Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with the Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) to provide service and maintenance for the power generating assets and related components operating at the 337 megawatt (MW) Port Sudan and 502 MW Garri power plants.
Siemens will also provide Operation and Maintenance (O&M) advisory services for both plants. A team of experts will provide advisory and technical support for the operations and daily maintenance performed by STPGC technicians. This will include both classroom and hands-on training for STPGC personnel at Siemens gas turbine plant in Berlin as well as at STPGC's training facility in Sudan.
Last month, representatives from Siemens met with Sudanese Vice President Bakri Hassan Salih Khairi to reiterate the company's interest in supporting further energy infrastructure and skills development initiatives in the country and the region.
The agreement includes Siemens' Power Diagnostics, part of the company's "Digital Services for Energy" portfolio, as well as support from Siemens' 24/7 Remote Expert Center monitoring the controls systems. Using advanced data-driven analytics, STPGC and Siemens will work together to identify, assess and diagnose abnormal operating conditions and to recommend actions to be taken before an issue impacts operations.
The Port Sudan plant is equipped with two SGT5-2000E gas turbines, while the Garri plant, scheduled to begin commercial operation in May 2018, will be equipped with three SGT5-2000E gas turbines. Both plants feature Siemens' SPPA-T3000 controls system that will also be serviced and maintained as part of the agreement.