Siemens to boost power out­put and ef­fi­ciency at Al-Sad­der power plant

Siemens’ dig­i­tal ser­vices to max­imise power plant’s per­for­mance

Utilities Middle East - - CONTRACTS -

In line with Iraq’s goal to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and avail­abil­ity of the coun­try’s power plants, Siemens will pro­vide in­spec­tion and up­grade ser­vices for two power gen­er­a­tion units at Al-Sad­der Power Plant.

Lo­cated in Bagh­dad, the 600-megawatts (MW) fa­cil­ity is one of the coun­try’s ma­jor power plants that cur­rently sup­plies ap­prox­i­mately 600,000 homes with power. The works will be con­ducted as part of a new con­tract be­tween Siemens’ Power Gen­er­a­tion Ser­vices Di­vi­sion and the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity.

Un­der the agree­ment, Siemens will over­haul two SGT5-2000E gas tur­bines and per­form its ad­vanced 3-di­men­sional tur­bine blades and vanes (Si3D) up­grade.

The Si3D up­grade is de­signed to im­prove power out­put and ther­mal ef­fi­ciency through a com­bi­na­tion of 3D aero­dy­namic de­sign, cool­ing im­prove­ments, and ad­vanced ma­te­ri­als.

These will help the power as­sets at Al-Sad­der to gen­er­ate enough power to sup­ply an ad­di­tional 100,000 homes with elec­tric­ity.

“Siemens has been a de­vel­op­ment part­ner to Iraq for over 80 years. We are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the coun­try to strengthen its power in­fra­struc­ture by of­fer­ing in­no­va­tive ser­vices that can be in­stru­men­tal in up­grad­ing ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties,” said Gian­luigi Di Gio­vanni, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of Siemens Power Gen­er­a­tion Ser­vices in the Mid­dle East and North Africa.

“The lat­est up­grade and main­te­nance ser­vices at Al-Sad­der, pro­vided in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of Elec­tric­ity, will bring ad­di­tional power to house­holds, pub­lic build­ings and in­dus­tries.”

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