GE high­lights trans­for­ma­tive soft­ware ser­vice so­lu­tions

Ap­pli­ca­tions drive pro­duc­tiv­ity en­hance­ment

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

DUBAI: GE Power is pro­vid­ing trans­for­ma­tive soft­ware ser­vice so­lu­tions for in­dus­trial plants in the en­ergy sec­tor through its part­ner­ships with RasGas in Qatar and En­gro, Sap­phire and Saif in Pak­istan. The in­dus­trial in­ter­net so­lu­tions by GE are pow­ered by Predix, the world’s first and only cloud-based op­er­at­ing sys­tem built ex­clu­sively for in­dus­trial as­sets, that bring un­prece­dented lev­els of pro­duc­tiv­ity, ef­fi­ciency and as­set op­ti­miza­tion.

Azeez Mo­hammed, Pres­i­dent & CEO, Power Ser­vices - Mid­dle East, North Africa, Sub-Sa­hara Africa, GE Power, said: “GE’s In­dus­trial In­ter­net is a game changer for the en­ergy sec­tor, en­abling our part­ners in the re­gion to op­ti­mize their as­sets for greater re­li­a­bil­ity, ef­fi­ciency and pro­duc­tiv­ity. This in turn helps to meet the grow­ing de­mand for power. GE’s so­lu­tions bring higher power out­put at lower cost through im­proved ef­fi­ciency across the en­ergy spec­trum - from power gen­er­a­tion to power dis­tri­bu­tion to power users. The fo­cus on pre­dic­tive main­te­nance to avoid prob­lems be­fore they hap­pen and the abil­ity to drive per­for­mance im­prove­ment sup­port our part­ners in achiev­ing higher re­turns and long-term value for their as­sets.”

Dig­i­tal LNG at Rasgas in Qatar

Among the ma­jor part­ner­ships is the first global de­ploy­ment of GE’s APM so­lu­tions by RasGas Com­pany Lim­ited (RasGas), one of the world’s largest pro­duc­ers of liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG) in Qatar. Cre­ated specif­i­cally to meet the needs of the LNG sec­tor, the Predix Cloud so­lu­tion is pro­jected to ex­tend the life of RasGas as­sets. It will also lower op­er­at­ing costs through greater ef­fi­cien­cies and op­ti­mize prod­uct chain across RasGas as­sets.

Mark­ing the ef­fec­tive in­te­gra­tion of big data and ad­vanced an­a­lyt­ics, the path-break­ing so­lu­tion will sup­port process op­ti­miza­tion across RasGas oper­a­tions. It will cap­ture and an­a­lyze the unique vol­ume, ve­loc­ity and va­ri­ety of ma­chine data within a highly se­cure, in­dus­trial-strength cloud en­vi­ron­ment, lead­ing to higher re­li­a­bil­ity in op­er­a­tion and op­ti­miz­ing re­source use ef­fi­ciency. Serv­ing as a one-stop op­ti­mized so­lu­tion, it ben­e­fits the LNG sec­tor in scal­ing up its ef­fi­cien­cies and pro­duc­tiv­ity to meet the fu­ture growth goals of RasGas.

Dig­i­tal Power Plant in Pak­istan

In Pak­istan, GE Power has an­nounced three new sig­nif­i­cant con­tracts. The first is with En­gro Pow­ergen Qadirpur Lim­ited, a 217 MW in­de­pen­dent power project and the only green fa­cil­ity of its kind in the coun­try, to pro­vide In­dus­trial In­ter­net so­lu­tions that will en­hance op­er­a­tional per­for­mance and power plant re­li­a­bil­ity. Pow­ered by Predix, GE Power will pro­vide pre­dic­tiv­ity en­hance­ment and per­for­mance im­prove­ment (PEPI) so­lu­tions for strength­en­ing oper­a­tions ex­cel­lence.

GE Power is also sup­ply­ing its APM so­lu­tions for the 234 MW power project by Sap­phire Group near La­hore and for Saif Group’s 225 MW com­bined cy­cle ther­mal power project de­vel­oped un­der the gov­ern­ment’s power pol­icy in Sahi­wal. Both projects em­ploy GE’s ad­vanced 6FA tur­bines that of­fer among the high­est fuel ef­fi­ciency.

The PEPI so­lu­tions in­stalled by GE Power in­clude GE soft­ware, hard­ware and mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems, cus­tom­ized for each site. Th­ese so­lu­tions will re­sult in im­prov­ing over­all plant vis­i­bil­ity with KPIs and re­li­a­bil­ity to re­duce forced out­ages. All the so­lu­tions will be im­ple­mented as per GE’s engi­neer­ing de­sign prin­ci­ples.

GE’s In­dus­trial In­ter­net so­lu­tions sup­port the plants in en­hanc­ing power gen­er­a­tion us­ing lesser fuel that will meet the grow­ing and crit­i­cal de­mand for elec­tric­ity in the coun­try. All the so­lu­tions are im­ple­mented as per GE’s engi­neer­ing de­sign prin­ci­ples. Sup­port­ing the plants to op­er­ate at op­ti­mal lev­els, GE’s so­lu­tions en­able its part­ners to max­i­mize re­turns on their in­vest­ment and lower fuel costs.

GE har­nesses the power of the In­dus­trial In­ter­net and de­liv­ers value to its cus­tomers via As­set Per­for­mance Man­age­ment - soft­ware and tech­nol­ogy that op­ti­mizes ma­chines and oper­a­tions to max­i­mize busi­ness per­for­mance. Among the so­lu­tions in­clude GE’s dig­i­tal power plant with as­set per­for­mance man­age­ment, fa­mil­iar alarms and re­ports, plus a ‘layer of op­ti­miza­tion’ at the plant site, and ‘busi­ness op­ti­miza­tion’ that con­nects the plant to traders and dis­patch­ers. One set of cloud-based data can be used by dif­fer­ent groups for dif­fer­ent pur­poses.

GE has made a US$1 bil­lion in­vest­ment in the In­dus­trial In­ter­net, with more than 14,000 soft­ware pro­fes­sion­als around the world work­ing to op­ti­mize in­dus­trial as­set per­for­mance and in­dus­trial oper­a­tions. With In­dus­trial In­ter­net, GE is trans­form­ing it­self into the world’s lead­ing dig­i­tal in­dus­trial com­pany and sup­port­ing its part­ners to achieve big wins in a dig­i­tal in­dus­trial econ­omy.

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