Qatar Power (QPower) has extended its long-term service agreement with Siemens for its Ras Laffan B combined-cycle power plant for an additional 15 years.
As part of the service agreement, Siemens will provide maintenance and support the power generation requirements at the Ras Laffan power plant. Through this agreement, Siemens will offer maintenance, parts and repair services for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-6000 steam turbines, and their associated generators.
Additionally, Siemens will supply a broad range of digital services and cybersecurity solutions that will not only boost efficiency, but also the reliability of the power plant’s operations.
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 Mr. 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.
“We are confident that Siemens’ advanced digitalization solutions will continue to enhance the performance and efficiency of our power plant and reduce maintenance costs in the future.”
Siemens stated that it will deploy its long-term maintenance concept, which is claimed to increase plant performance, while optimizing maintenance costs through data analytics. It includes Siemens’ remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the company’s Omnivise Digital Services portfolio.
The 1.025GW Ras Laffan B power plant was built in 2006 to meet increasing demand for power and water, as the second independent water and power plant (IWPP) in the country.
It is located at Ras Laffan Industrial City, about 80km north of Doha. The plant produces nearly 60 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day.
Siemens Qatar CEO Adrian Wood said: “In Qatar, where the country has embarked on ambitious programs 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.
“Together with our forward-thinking local partners, we are leading the digital evolution of the power sector in Qatar – with projects that set new standards in efficiency and innovation.”
In May 2017, the company had won a €790m substation contract in Qatar from Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (KAHRAMAA) to expand the country’s power transmission network.
As part of the contract, the German company agreed to deliver 35 turnkey super and primary substations for Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.