Siemens launches digital asset optimisation project with DEWA in Middle East

Ugs nx 5 engine airflow simulationAn example of simulation via digital asset optimisation. (Image source: UGS NX 5/Commons)Siemens and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have signed an agreement to collaborate on an advanced data-driven project

The project is designed to help DEWA achieve its vision of becoming a sustainable, innovative world-class utility, and to ensure the highest levels of performance, efficiency and reliability of its power generation assets.

Siemens and DEWA are working together to identify ways to improve thermal efficiency, provide cost-effective solutions for performance optimisation, manage costs and reduce fuel consumption and emissions. At the core of the project are Siemens’ data-driven digital asset optimisation services, part of the company’s digital services for energy portfolio, and the development of a new intelligent, self-learning controller for the SGT5-4000F gas turbine.

Siemens’ Digital Asset Optimization uses on-site digital monitoring of a unit’s performance and advanced data analytics to more closely target a specific issue, such as age-related degradation, and to provide recommendations for an operating mode to address this and other issues that may be leading to the unit’s under-performance.

“To realize DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable, innovative world-class utility, and in line with the DEWA 2021 strategy, which supports the Dubai Plan 2021, we work closely with our partners to implement groundbreaking and pioneering electricity projects to help ensure the economic, environmental and social sustainability of Dubai,” said Nasser Lootah, executive vice-president of power and water generation division at DEWA.

“This data-driven project with Siemens is another step to drive unprecedented levels of availability and reliability of electricity by reducing downtime and helping to identify operational challenges in advance. We will continue to bring cutting-edge technology to maximise the utilisation of our resources,” Lootah added.

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