His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud patronized the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
“We’re driven by a supreme will, keen on achieving
the localization and content targets that are sought by the vision of H.R.H.
the Crown Prince, who pays great attention to the concepts of local content,”
he said. ”We strive to empower the energy sector.”
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
“The technology delivered by this facility will support
the country in its push for sustainability and
decarbonization amid an expanding energy industry,” said Mahmoud
Sulaimani, Managing Director of Siemens
Energy in Saudi Arabia.
“We are proud that this facility
is a center of excellence which enables us to raise the skills
Saudis and serve the energy value chain inside
the Kingdom,” he added.
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
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
square meter 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
will continue to invest in this facility. It has already invested more than 100
Located in Modon 2nd Industrial City, the 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.
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 support efficient learning
of complex content.
The area is surrounded by a creativity lounge, a laboratory with an additive
manufacturing printer and a technical library.
The local supplier
development program at SEDH is part of the Siemens
Energy initiative to increase local
content. Siemens Energy
works with local suppliers to help them meet international standards and enhance
the in-country supply