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Prince Abdulaziz opening the new Dammam facility.

Siemens opens Mideast's first one-stop-shop for energy

DAMMAM, 20 days ago

Siemens Energy, one of the world’s leading energy technology companies, has opened the region's first one-stop-shop for the energy industry at Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 
 
The facility, which now covers significant parts of the energy value chain, is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and Africa region and is ready to support neighboring countries.
 
Announcing the launch, Siemens Energy said this expansion of its hub in Dammam will help increase its local capabilities in the energy industry, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 
 
Located in Modon 2nd Industrial City, the Siemens Energy Dammam hub (SEDH) is designed to manufacture a combination of up to 10 heavy-duty Gas Turbines and around 40 Compression Packages annually. 
 
Having delivered 26 compressor trains for strategic Saudi projects already, the facility will deliver more compression trains for other strategic projects in the kingdom over the next few years.
 
Siemens Energy pointed out that it has already pumped in more than €100 million ($117 million) into the new facility that localises the energy value chain in the kingdom under one roof. It will continue to invest heavily in this one-stop-energy-shop.
 
The new admin building also houses a training center for its customers’ operation and maintenance teams. Several modern training rooms with state-of-the-art digital infrastructure
 
Speaking at the launch, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said: "Saudi Arabia’s demand for electricity is rising with the growing population of around 34 million. The kingdom faces a pressing demand for power that is estimated to grow over 30 percent to 120 gigawatts this decade."
 
"We strive to empower the energy sector. This new Dammam facility will help Siemens Energy to boost local content and personnel," he added. 
 
Mahmoud Sulaimani, Managing Director of Siemens Energy in Saudi Arabia, said: "The technology delivered by this facility will support the country in its push for sustainability and decarbonization amid an expanding energy industry."
 
"We are proud that this facility is a center of excellence which enables us to raise the skills of young
Saudis and serve the energy value chain inside the kingdom," he stated.
 
"After producing the first 'Made in KSA' gas turbine in 2016 Siemens Energy has continued to invest in the facility and has increased its manufacturing and assembling capabilities, to include compressor trains, water solution packages, process automation solutions, additive manufacturing capabilities, as well as Rotor Assembly and Repair, he added.
 
The hub was expanded further with the goal of covering all the services required for the product life cycle in the Kingdom while supporting low emission power generation and decarbonization of industrial processes.
 
Now the 75,000 sq m industrial hub, which houses around 300 employees, has supplemented its manufacturing capacity with a fully integrated service value chain that includes technologically advanced repairs.
 
This latest addition enables the hub to repair and overhaul equipment that would have otherwise been sent overseas, reducing service time and cost, and supporting in Kingdom value.
 
Its advanced service workshop enables any kind of rotating equipment to be serviced, covering general inspections, regular repairs, modifications and upgrades as well as 24/7 emergency servicing.
 
The hub’s new Power Diagnostic Center (PDC) is connected to the Siemens Energy Gas Turbine fleet in Saudi Arabia.
 
The PDC collects, analyzes and stores operational data to proactively identify optimization potential in operating power plants and monitors performance using state of the art AI solutions. This digital service increases turbine availability, reliability and reduces cost by avoiding forced outages.-TradeArabia News Service



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