This 15-year contract will enable Aramco
to benefit from Siemens Energy’s comprehensive warranties and extended service
support, increasing the availability and the reliability of the power supply
for these strategically important assets. Furthermore, Siemens Energy will
ensure resilience by providing the necessary resources and material
availability in the Kingdom to face in case of any emergency.
“Siemens Energy is a strategic partner and
a trusted service provider, that can ensure reliable power supply at these major
oil fields, helping improve operational excellence and continuously enhancing
the performance of our strategic assets,” said Mohammad Al-Shammary, Aramco VP
of Procurement and Supply Chain Management .
The agreement with Aramco will also enable
Siemens Energy to expand localization plans through the development of
high-tech industry and training of a skilled Saudi workforce, to increase job
expertise and raise domestic capabilities in Saudi Arabia, whilst benefitting
the local economy.
Siemens Energy’s activities will meet the
requirements outlined in the In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (IKTVA), which
was created by Aramco to baseline, measure, and support increased levels of
“Siemens Energy is dedicated to providing
and ensuring stable, efficient and resilient power supply to Aramco, while
delivering value beyond the scope of the contract, by contributing to the local
economy and developing the skills and employability of Saudi nationals,” said
Mahmoud Sulaimani, Managing Director of Siemens Energy Saudi Arabia.
Siemens Energy’s Service Workshop, formerly
known as ISCOSA, is currently in the relocation phase to the Siemens Dammam
Energy Hub, Siemens Energy’s largest gas turbine and compressor manufacturing
facility in the region , which includes a full-fledged service set up to cover
the entire product lifecycle. The Hub’s advanced Service Workshop is where any
kind of rotating equipment can be serviced, from small repair work over pumps,
gears to compressors, heavy generators, and large gas turbine rotors with their
Hot Gas Parts. Our services cover general inspections, regular repairs,
modifications & upgrades, and emergency services under 24/7 conditions.
“This long-term service agreement is
expected to help achieve the highest efficiency, reliability and availability
of Aramco’s plant, with optimized parts management and with a core local team
dedicated to the plants’ needs. We wish to thank Aramco for trusting Siemens
Energy and we hope that this long-term service agreement with Aramco will be
the first of many,” said Gianluigi Di Giovanni, VP Generation & Industrial
Service Middle East and North Africa, Siemens Energy.