The premises of the service
center also encompasses the Egyptian German Technical Academy (EGT Academy) as
state-of-the-art training hub for the vocational training in the region.
Specifically, the Academy represents a strategic alliance between Siemens and
the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-on behalf of
the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The
Academy offers an innovative public private partnership model which supports
occupational training to engineers and technicians in all industries and offers
them the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of topics, including
workplace safety and automation. In addition to the support to the vocational
training and education in Egypt, the Academy positions itself as a unique
service provider offering demand-driven training needs to local industry.
The facilities, which are
located in the Ain Sokhna at the Suez Canal Economic Development Zone, were
inaugurated by Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG and Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of Siemens Energy AG, and Karim Amin, Executive Vice President of
Generation at Siemens Energy. Both were joined by the German Ambassador in
Egypt, Cyrill Nunn; Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr.
Mohamed Shaker; Chairman of Suez Canal Development Zone, Yehia Zaki, and other
senior executives from Siemens Energy.
“This Service center is marking a
significant step in our commitment towards Egypt and the region, with this
facility we aim to provide advanced maintenance and repair technologies for the
power generation industry in Egypt and its neighboring countries. The strategic
location in Ain Sokhna, including the excellent facilities in the Suez Canal
Development Zone, and the bright Egyptian youth trained in the inhouse academy
will turn this Center into a real Hub for the entire region”, said Karim Amin.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to combine real-life applications in the power
generation industry with state-of-the-art technical training to inspire the
next generation of Egyptian professionals and drive further expansion from this
hub into the Middle East and Africa.”
the inauguration, Siemens Energy signed an Agreement of Intent with the
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company and the Egyptian Maintenance Company
establishing a joint venture at the service center that will enable remote
support for power plant outages. The joint venture repair center is digitally
connected and will, in the future, house Digital Expert and Power Diagnostics
centers to provide support and maintenance for distributed control systems, gas
and steam turbines, and generators.
The service center will increase
localization in Egypt’s energy supply chain and support the local economy.
Siemens Energy will provide services for energy rotating equipment, including
gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and compressors. Equipped with the
latest technology, the center can repair and overhaul equipment that would have
otherwise been sent overseas, reducing service time and eliminating shipping
costs. The facility’s Generation Optimization Center will offer 24/7 local and
global emergency response, with a dedicated technical support line.