Siemens Energy has been selected by The Hydro Plants Production Company (HPPC), a subsidiary of Egypt Electricity Holding Company, to support the rehabilitation of 3 Hydropower plants at the Aswan Hydropower Complex namely; The High Dam, Aswan I and Aswan II.
As part of the rehabilitation, Siemens Energy will upgrade power transformers at the plants, which entered service between 1960-1986. With this rehabilitation project, the lifespan of these power transformers is to be extended to not less than 40 to 50 more years while additionally generating 300 MW to the grid.
The power generated from these hydropower plants helps to stabilize power loads, frequency, and voltages for the majority of the Aswan governorate’s more than 1.6 million inhabitants in addition to service projects in Aswan and the neighbouring governorates.
The nominal capacity generated by the HCCP power plants reaches up to 2,832 MW and directly feeds into the national grid as a clean and low-cost source of power.
The contract with Siemens Energy, in addition to the replacement, installation, testing, and commissioning of equipment, includes training HPPC engineers and technicians on the modern systems used in the project, especially the monitoring, control, and fire extinguishing systems. This works to create local national workforce capable of dealing with the latest technology that will be used in this distinguished project.
“This strategically important rehabilitation project will supply millions of people with sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy for years to come, whilst supporting Egypt’s renewable energy targets. Our modern and efficient technologies will deliver greater and resilient power output for Egyptians. Diversification of energy sources away from traditional fossil fuels and increasing the amount of renewable energy projects are vital to decarbonization and supporting the energy transition for Egypt” said Ashraf Hamasa- Managing Director Siemens Energy in Egypt.
The Ministry of Electricity (MoE) of the Republic of Iraq has awarded Siemens Energy a contract to deliver five High Voltage Substations on a turnkey basis to address the increasing demand for power transmission in Iraq, providing power to around 2.5 million homes.
The government of Iraq is focusing on strengthening the nation’s power infrastructure to address transmission bottlenecks and expand power supply to all of the country’s governorates. This contract is part of the second phase of the Iraq Energy Agenda – Wave II agreement, which was signed in Berlin in January 2023 between Siemens Energy and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq.
The 400 kV substations will be installed in various cities across Iraq, including Baghdad, Diyala, Najaf, Karbala and Basra, each with a capacity of 1500MW. Work is expected to begin in early 2024.
Financing of the project will be provided in majority by the export credit agency Allianz Trade Trust, formerly known as Euler Hermes, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Iraq.
“Energy is the foundation for growth and prosperity. We are very proud to continue our strong partnership with Siemens Energy on the Iraq. Energy Agenda-Wave II. We are confident that this project will strengthen the country’s power grid and distribution network, while supporting our local industries,” said H.E. Mr. Zeyad Ali Fadhil, Minister of Electricity Electricity of the Republic of Iraq.
“Delivering stable and secure energy is vital for the country to prosper. These substations will transmit electricity, strengthen the grid, and energize households, industry, and essential services across the country,” said Elyes San-Haji, Head of Grid Technology Hub Middle East, Siemens Energy.
Siemens Energy will deliver the full solution for the substations, including engineering, procurement, and construction. The work involves producing and delivering state-of-the-art high voltage products such as gas-insulated switchgears for the main voltage levels 400kV and 132kV as well as transmission power transformers, each to carry 250MW power.
The Middle East and Africa are likely to become a hotspot for sustainable energy –
regulation and targeted investments are crucial
- Energy transition progress in the Middle East and Africa scored 26% on the Readiness Index
- Green hydrogen seen as key industry to accelerate energy transition
Siemens Energy and global management consultancy Roland Berger launched on Thursday the
Energy Transition Readiness Index for the Middle East and Africa region. Responses from around
400 energy industry experts, who attended the MEA Energy Week conference last month, indicate
that the region is well positioned to become a major future supplier of sustainable energy to global
markets but will require stabilizing regulations, significant investments, and a substantial increase
in collaboration to realize its potential.
- Brings over 20 years of energy experience to the role
- An excellent addition to the Middle East management team
Siemens Energy, a world leading energy technology company, announces the appointment of
Layla El Hares as the Managing Director of Egypt, effective February 1, 2022.
- The facility localizes the energy value chain in Saudi Arabia,
under one roof
- The expansion enables
Siemens Energy (SE) to increase
local content and personnel
- The facility is now the largest of its kind in the Middle East and Africa
completed the expansion
of its hub in Dammam,
increasing its local
capabilities in the energy industry, in line with the
Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The facility, which now covers significant parts of the energy value chain, is the largest of
its kind in the region and is ready to support neighboring countries.
- Siemens Energy technology
to support region’s largest waste-to-energy power plant
- Power plant will reduce municipal waste in landfills and provide renewable energy
Siemens Energy has been selected by Hitachi
Zosen Inova to provide power equipment for the Dubai Waste Management
Center waste-to-energy plant (wte), in the UAE, which will be the largest in
the Middle East region when it is completed in 2024.
- Exploring hydrogen
production, storage, transportation, and trading
- Supporting renewable energy expansion
- Facilitating knowledge transfer and industrial
Siemens Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding
with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to jointly develop hydrogen-based
industry in Egypt with export capability.
- Project developed in
collaboration with DEWA, Expo 2020 Dubai
- Operational experience from the
project will be invaluable
- Operational data from green
hydrogen electrolysis to be displayed at Expo 2020
- Advances the sustainable energy
industry in the region
Siemens Energy, in collaboration with
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Expo 2020 Dubai, has
inaugurated the first industrial scale, solar-driven green hydrogen facility in
the Middle East and North Africa. Located at DEWA’s Outdoor Testing Facility of
the Research and Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, this trailblazing Green Hydrogen Project serves as
a major milestone in the advancement of the sustainable energy industry in the