Siemens showcases new strategies for power, water sector

Business Monday 30/April/2018 14:32 PM
By: Times News Service
Siemens showcases new strategies for power, water sector

Muscat: At an ongoing expo in Oman, Siemens is showcasing business and technology strategies for the future in the power and water sectors and examples of how companies can increase competitiveness through digitalisation.
With the expansion in renewable energy projects, Oman is working to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by embracing new technologies to create a reliable and more diversified energy mix. To help the Sultanate achieve its goals, Siemens Gamesa, the company’s renewable energy arm, is showcasing a wide range of wind turbine models, designed for different conditions.
Siemens is participating in the 4th Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition, being organised by the Public Authority for Electricity and Water in partnership with Omanexpo, from April 30 to May 2.
Claudia Vergueiro Massei, CEO of Siemens in Oman, said, “As is well known, utility operators face several challenges to ensure affordability, availability and security of supply. At the same time, big data and digital solutions are transforming the way utilities manage their operations all over the world, providing operators with competitive benefits.”
“In Oman, we are committed to co-creating the future with our partners and customers by not only developing new technologies, but also new business models to meet their goals in a sustainable way,” Massei said.
Featured solutions will cover the entire lifecycle of plants – from planning through operation and maintenance, as well as digital services, helping to sustainably reduce energy consumption and lower overall cost. These include Siemens’ gas turbines, as well as the company’s cross-fleet of power services that improve the life-cycle performance of power generation equipment, whether manufactured by Siemens or others.
Fahmi Abufool, Sales and Marketing Manager for Siemens Power Generation Services in the Middle East; Umair Ali, Senior Business Development Manager for Siemens Gamesa in the Middle East; and Syamak Bahmanyar, Director Digitalisation and Cyber Security for Siemens in the Middle East, will speak at the event on various critical issues.
Other innovations that will be featured are Siemens’ 3D-printed models for the company’s SGT-400 and SGT-800 gas turbines, as well as a number of spare parts for industrial gas turbines, completely produced using additive manufacturing technology.
Maintaining stability is increasingly important in today’s energy mix, which features a growing share of renewables, and where it is often necessary to compensate for fluctuations in power supply. With this in mind, Massei will deliver a keynote address on “Producing Green Hydrogen” during the Oman Solar Forum. Speaking on May 2, Massei will explain why hydrogen is an ideal solution as a multi-functional energy carrier and storage concept, and how it can enable large-scale energy storage. Siemens Gamesa experts will also participate in roundtable discussions.